What molecule is catalase breaking down in this reaction?
#2H_2O_2 -catalase-> 2H_2O + O_2#
The catalase enzyme is breaking down hydrogen peroxide (
In a chemical equation the arrow will point towards the products (things made) of the reaction. This reaction makes water (
The other side of the arrow is where you find the reactant (starting material). In this reaction the starting material is hydrogen peroxide(
Here is a video which shows this reaction.
Hope this helps!