Problem: A common demonstration in chemistry courses involves adding  a tiny speck of manganese(IV) oxide to a concentrated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solution. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes quite spectacularly under these conditions to produce oxygen gas and steam (water vapor). Manganese(IV) oxide is a catalyst for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and is not consumed in the reaction. Write the balanced equation for the decomposition reaction of hydrogen peroxide.

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A common demonstration in chemistry courses involves adding  a tiny speck of manganese(IV) oxide to a concentrated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solution. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes quite spectacularly under these conditions to produce oxygen gas and steam (water vapor). Manganese(IV) oxide is a catalyst for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and is not consumed in the reaction. Write the balanced equation for the decomposition reaction of hydrogen peroxide.

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