Discussion and Conclusion
This lab showed how catalase increased the rate of decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. In 2A, it was shown that catalase causes a visual reaction with H2O2, that when boiled catalase is no longer reactive, and that catalase is present in living tissue. Lab 2C shows that the natural decomposition of H2O2 is much slower than the enzymatic reaction. Lab 2D showed the decomposition of H2O2 over just a period of six minutes, and it had already decomposed more than the uncatalyzed H2O2 had done in 24 hours.