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Catalysts and Hydrogen Peroxide

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[SOLVED] Catalysts and Hydrogen Peroxide

1. Can catalysts other than those found in living cells break down hydrogen peroxide?

Does anyone know of any sources I can get information on this question? I can't seem to find anything :(. Thanks
 

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Don't most of the transition metals catalyze hydrogen peroxide's decomposition? Trying Googling specifically for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.
 
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A simple silver catalyst decomposes hydrogen peroxide - this was the basis of the British space program in the 60s, a rocket fueled solely by H2O2.
 
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a mixture of FeCl3 and NaOH acts as a catalyst for H2O2 decomposition.
 
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thanks
 

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