hydrgoen peroxide and liver

i did a reatcion between the two, and i was just wandering, what is the symbol eqaution for liver? and also waht wil be the symbol equation for the whole reaction?

p.s. i never heated it, i just added them together

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Re: hydrgoen peroxide and liver

[quote="tempsonyfreak"]i did a reatcion between the two, and i was just wandering, what is the symbol eqaution for liver? and also waht wil be the symbol equation for the whole reaction?

p.s. i never heated it, i just added them together[/quote]

There is no symbol for liver. It is not an element or compound.

Liver contains an enzyme called catalase. Catalase (like all enzymes) speeds up a chemical reaction without being used up itself. In the case of catalase it breaks down hydrogen peroxide to make water and oxygen.

2H[sub]2[/sub]O[sub]2[/sub]-->2H[sub]2[/sub]O + O[sub]2[/sub]

This is a very important chemical reaction for most living organisms. Catalase is found in all plants and animals as well as most bacteria. The same reaction occurs (albeit a bit slower) if you drop a piece of potato into hydrogen peroxide.

Jason

what does [sub] mean?

thanks

[quote="tempsonyfreak"]what does [sub] mean?

thanks[/quote]

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