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Why does the liver react with hydrogen peroxide? Is there a chemical formula for this?

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Mahima Chaudhary

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Always there for you @ Credihealth 02 April 2018 at 12:01

The liver itself doesn’t react with hydrogen peroxide, an enzyme known as catalase react with hydrogen peroxide to detoxify this compound into oxygen gas & water. Our liver is important for cleaning up any potentially dangerous substances we consume causing many chemical reactions in the body. The liver uses specialized enzymes to break down toxic substances and make the process safer for the body. But an enzyme, when modifies needs certain conditions to do its work & works as a catalyst in speeding up the reaction. Catalase, an enzyme which is found in the liver helps to breaks down harmful hydrogen peroxide into oxygen gas and water which helps oxygen gas bubbles escape and create foam.The chemical formula for this is H2O2 → H2O + O2.