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Homework Help: Catalysts and Hydrogen Peroxide

  1. Mar 15, 2008 #1
    [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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  3. Mar 15, 2008 #2
    Don't most of the transition metals catalyze hydrogen peroxide's decomposition? Trying Googling specifically for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2008 #3

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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.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2008 #4
    a mixture of FeCl3 and NaOH acts as a catalyst for H2O2 decomposition.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2008 #5
    thanks
     
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