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Effect of Minimizing the Strength of Hydrogen Peroxide

by Sivaad Davis, Ras Kebebew & Aleena Mahdi

Background Information: In class we Conclusions:
learned about designing experimental 16923 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
• Data analysis rejects our
questions, and how we build off of the
question. Our enzyme was chicken liver. So
we designed an experiment around the • Higher concentration of hydrogen
question. Our For our experiment we dipped peroxide increases the rate of
filter paper into the catalase (chicken liver) catabolism.
and then dropped it into the hydrogen • Concentration of hydrogen
Figure1: Figure 2: We dipped the
peroxide solution. We then timed how long it Materials paper into the catalase peroxide can be lowered by adding
took for the paper to come up to the surface. water.
Then we repeated the process two more times
by changing the concentration of hydrogen
peroxide through adding varying amount of Future Directions:
water. We timed how long the paper took to • Have more varying concentrations of
rise to the surface. hydrogen peroxide.
Enzymes: Proteins that speed up the rate of a reaction • Have more trials to confirm our
Figure 3
Substrate Figure 4 • Compare potato catalase to chicken
liver catalase.
Active Site Rate of paper rising and percentage of
Enzyme hydrogen peroxide concentration


Research Objective: Our objective was to

find out the effect of minimizing the strength
of the hydrogen peroxide on the rate of
reaction for the catabolism.
Research Question: How will minimizing the
strength of the hydrogen peroxide have an
effect on the rate of reaction for catabolism?
Alternate Hypothesis: The concentration of
the hydrogen peroxide will decrease the rate
of reaction.