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Catalysts

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:41 am
by ntruong2H
Are catalysts included in the rate law? Also, if they are, do they thus affect the order of the reaction?

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:27 pm
by Rebecca_Arnold_3I
Catalysts can be included in the rate law!
I'm not sure on whether or not they affect the order of the reaction though.

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:37 pm
by Steven_Liu_3H
In my understanding, if the initial step is slow, then the catalyst (intermediate) is included in the rate law.
If the slow step isn't the initial step, then you ignore intermediates.