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what exactly is sand? like what would it do in a chemical reaction, if anything? and what does it have to do with manganese dioxide, catalase or hydrogen peroxide?
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Sand is silicon oxide
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Sand is SiO2 (as mithrilhack pointed out).. regarding it's chemical proprties, well, it is acidic ie. it reacts with alkali to form silicate (SiO3 2-). It has a macromolecular stucture which means that it has a very high melting point. But why might I ask would you want to use it in connection with catalase and H2O2??? Is it some experiment about enzymes??
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Sand at beach contains crumbs of shells and skeletons of another sea animals which is calcium carbonate (CaCO3)
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