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Kassandra Molina 2B
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Postby Kassandra Molina 2B » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:36 pm

how do you identify a catalyst in a two step reaction?

Mishta Stanislaus 1H
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Re: catalysts

Postby Mishta Stanislaus 1H » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:37 pm

a catalyst is present before a reaction takes place, as opposed to an intermediate that is present after the reaction takes place.

LMendoza 2I
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Re: catalysts

Postby LMendoza 2I » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:59 am

Also, unlike an intermediate which is immediately used right after it's formation, a catalyst only shows up at the very beginning but is used up until the very end of the reaction and it does not interfere or interact with any of the other molecules being formed in the overall reaction.

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Re: catalysts

Postby Clarisse Wikstrom 1H » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:28 pm

a catalyst is used up (as a reactant) and then produced again (as a product).

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