RHYS LEWIS & MINH TAN PHAM, AHS, DECD, UNISA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RHYS LEWIS & MINH TAN PHAM, AHS, DECD, UNISA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Oxygen gas relighting a glowing splint. The oxygen gas is produced by the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, which is squirted into a test tube containing the decomposition catalyst manganese (IV) oxide. When the glowing splint is introduced to the test tube, it bursts back into flame when it contacts the oxygen. Oxygen is the gas in the air that is responsible for maintaining combustion, which is a form of oxidation reaction.
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