Chapter 7 4 Bio

Chapter 7 4 Bio - have catalase, allowing hydrogen peroxide...

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1. Hydrogen peroxide is a reactive oxygen compound that is an oxidizing agent. It reduces the risk of infection by serving as an antiseptic because anaerobes produce little catalase. 2. Hydrogen peroxide is useful for treating puncture wounds because these types of wounds create oxygen-free environments for obligate anaerobes; however, these anaerobes do not
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Unformatted text preview: have catalase, allowing hydrogen peroxide to clear them from the wound, and reducing the chance for infection. 3. The fizzing associated with hydrogen peroxide is because of the catalase in the person or animals own cells....
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