Hydrogen peroxide decomposition using different catalysts

Description

Several measuring cylinders are set up each containing a little washing up liquid and a small amount of a catalyst for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is poured into the cylinders and a foam rises up the cylinders at a rate that depends on the effectiveness of the catalyst.

Type of Activity

:
demonstration

Audience

:
Teacher

Age Group

:
14 to 18 years
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This practical is part of our Classic Chemistry Demonstrations collection.