Lab Experiment: Catalase Experiment

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Catalase Experiment
Can hydrogen peroxide be broken down by catalyst other than those found in a living system?
Independent and Dependent Variables
Independent Variable: The independent variable is the chicken liver and the potato.
Dependent Variable: The dependent variable is what I will be measuring which is how much peroxide I will use for each individual experiment. I will also need to measure the temperature of the peroxide during/after the experiment and the pH balance.
Purpose
“What was the purpose for this lab?”- IRP Instructions
The purpose for the Catalase Lab Experiment to have figured out if Hydrogen Peroxide could be broken down by catalyst found in and not in a living system.
Background Information Biological catalyst have enzymes which contains
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A piece of Chicken Liver was warmed. Other piece was left cold.
A piece of Potato was warmed. Other piece was left cold.
A 2.54x2.54 cm of warm Chicken Liver was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tubes numbered 1.
A 2.54x2.54 cm of cold Chicken Liver was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tubes numbered 2.
A 2.54x2.54 cm of warm Chicken Liver was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tubes numbered 3.
A 2.54x2.54 cm of cold Chicken Liver was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tubes numbered 4.
A 2.54x2.54 cm of warm Potato was placed in 16x100mm Test Tubes numbered 5.
A 2.54x2.54 cm of cold Potato was placed in 16x100mm Test Tubes numbered 6.
A 2.54x2.54 cm of warm Potato was placed in 16x100mm Test Tubes numbered 7.
A 2.54x2.54 cm of cold Potato was placed in 16x100mm Test Tubes numbered 8.
113.398 g of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tube labeled 1.
113.398 g of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tube labeled 2.
113.398 g of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tube labeled 5.
113.398 g of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tube labeled 6.
113.398 g of Apple Cider Vinegar was placed in a 16x100mm Test Tube labeled

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