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When a solution of iron(III) ions is added to hydrogen peroxide, it's colour changes from pale orange/yellow to brown, and the decomposition reaction proceeds as normal. Over the course of the reaction the brown colour changes back to yellow/orange, which may suggest that a complex has initially been formed, which then breaks down to give the products. What is the mechanism for this reaction - is it as conjectured above?
Re: The mechanism for the decomposition of H2O2 with iron(III) as the catalyst?
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