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Wish

what happens when you add a slice of raw potato into a glass of hydrogen peroxide?

Preeth :]<3:

What happens is the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), where the raw potato acts as a catalyst -- which is a substance that speeds up the this decomposition. That is why it shoots bubbles out because the rate of reaction is increased.

Wish:

and you are left with _________in the glass

Gbob_north:

rapidy decomposed potatoes? God, that's gotta smell bad.

Wish:

yes Jeoffrey, and though i didn't ask originally, i believe the end result should be a glass of water (and a limp potato).

Dragonfly:

yeah, and the catalisation is caused by CATALASE.....in case you don't know......:)

David:

Bubbles..... gas bubbles.

Wish:

thanks Lance

Dan:

You go blind.
I fell for this trick once, and was blind for like 2 days.

Jack:

I was of the impression that blindness was caused by something else, and that the old potato in hydrogen peroxide gag resulted in hairy palms.

No ... wait ... perhaps it was the other way 'round. ;-)

Wish:

Smack, i never know when to take you serious, lol. thanks for your answer

Akawa6:

I'm gonna have to try this once. Probably only once.

Wish:

completely safe H>H>, i assure you. thanks for answering

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