please help me describe and understand the PRINCIPLES OF THE CATALASE TEST thank you!!
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catalase test watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-09-2011 20:07
- 29-09-2011 00:05
The enzyme catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide to form water and oxygen.
If you add the enzyme to a solution of hydrogen peroxide you will see bubbles of oxygen = positive test
H2O2.........catalase.......H2O and O2
- 29-09-2011 20:32
Catalase catalyses the reaction between hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, and oxygen, O2. This produces foam, i.e. oxygen, on the surface of the hydrogen peroxide.
H2O2 + O =[catalase]= H2O + O2