Hydrogen peroxide decomposes spontaneously to yield water and oxygen gas according to the following reaction equation.
2H2O2 (aq) → 2H2O (l) + O2 (g)
The activation energy for this reaction is 75 kJ mol-1. The enzyme catalase (found in blood) lowers the activation energy to 8.0 kJ mol-1.
At what temperature would the non-catalyzed reaction need to be run to have a rate equal to that of the enzyme-catalyzed reaction at 25 °C?
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