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Why does hydrogen peroxide foam when you put it on a cut?

October 15th, 2008

Episode 92 of 1067 episodes

Hydrogen peroxide's foaming action is due to the catalase in blood and cells. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how hydrogen peroxide interacts with catalase.

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