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    Measuring oxygen release from reduction

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    If I had a lab where I had hydrogen peroxide which is reduced in the presence of a catalyst to oxygen and water, how can I measure the amount of oxygen that would be released?

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    2 H2O2 ---------> 2 H2O + O2

    Both hydrogen peroxide and water are liquids, yet oxygen is a gas. Therefore, if you connect the reaction vessel via a tube into another (upside down) vessel that contains water, then water will be displaced during the reaction as a result of the oxygen gas coming from the reduction of hydrogen peroxide. If you use a graduated cylinder or something similar, all you've got to do is read the initial volume in the cylinder, and then the final volume. The ...

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    This solution describes the release of oxygen from the reduction of hydrogen peroxide.