Cosmos - - Cosmos Science Club - — AN­DREW MASTER­SON

Left to it­self, hy­dro­gen per­ox­ide slowly breaks down, re­leas­ing oxy­gen. The yeast pro­duces an en­zyme that turbo-charges the process, caus­ing it to break down ex­tremely rapidly, re­leas­ing mobs of oxy­gen all at once, as well as a bit of heat. The dish­wash­ing liq­uid cap­tures most of the re­leased oxy­gen, trap­ping it in mil­lions of tiny bub­bles – far more than can fit in the bot­tle so most of them are forced out – and up!

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