Hypothesis: It is a theory that Hydrogen
Peroxide breaks down as demostrated in the graphic below:
In theory, Hydrogen peroxide is not a stable compound, it will eventually break down into its simpler componants. This experiment will show this using a proposed catalyst of heat to speed up the reaction.
Equipment: This experiment will require
a source of heat, Hydrogen Peroxide, a container to heat the Hydrogen Peroxide,
and a container to catch the released Oxygen. Also it is suggested that
a container with warm water be used to place the heated container into
Observations: It was observed that when the flame was placed into the upside down container, that the flame began to glow a brighter color but quickly reverted to it's original color, and then melted the container.
Conclusion: Based on the flames reaction, the conclusion of this experiment is that the hypothesis was correct and that oxygen was produced by the catalyst and breakdown of Hydrogen Peroxide.