Question #4a385

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May 1, 2015

Hydrogen peroxide decomposes to give water and oxygen according to the balanced chemical equation

#2H_2O_(2(aq)) -> 2H_2O_((l)) + O_(2(g))#

Because hydrogen peroxide is unstable from a thermodynamic point of view, it will undergo a decompositon reaction to produce water and oxygen.

If the reaction is not catalyzed, the decompopsition will occur at a vey slow rate.