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    Potato and Enzyme Catalase

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    During an experiment utilizing potatoes and the enzyme catalase, the heated potated exhibited less gas production when exposed to hydrogen peroxide. Explain why this happened?

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    Catalase converts hydrogen peroxide into water and the gas O2.

    However, heat denatures enzymes, including catalase. To "denature" an enzyme ...

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    This solution explains how and why potatoes produce gas.

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