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Catalysts

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:25 pm
by Kate Manganaro 1F
Just for clarification, if a catalyst is present in a chemical reaction, it doesn't appear in the reactants or products of the chemical equation does it?

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:33 pm
by chemlover
Yes, I believe you are correct. The catalyst isn't reacting, it's just speeding up the reaction.

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:59 pm
by Kalsuda Lapborisuth 1B
I believe catalysts are usually noted above the arrows in chemical equations and not included in the reactants or products.

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:42 pm
by jessicasam
A catalyst just changes the speed of a reaction but does not change the amount of reactant or the amount of product that is produced.

Re: Catalysts  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:11 pm
by nicknavejas1B
Catalysts are normally noted above the arrow in the chemical equation, however, it would not be present or noted on either the reactants nor products.