catalytic reaction

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catalytic reaction

Postby itzeelpadillaDis1A » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:16 pm

Can someone give an example of a catalytic reaction?

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Re: catalytic reaction

Postby Hazem Nasef 1I » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:20 pm

When hydrogen peroxide decomposes into water and oxygen gas, the process is quite slow. Adding the catalyst potassium permanganate will speed up the reaction, causing it to proceed almost instantly by using an alternate energy pathway that requires a lower activation energy.

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Re: catalytic reaction

Postby Isaiah Little 1A 14B » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Countless biological chemical reactions are also catalyzed by proteins, such as the metabolization of lactose using lactase.

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Re: catalytic reaction

Postby Lindsay Kester 2L » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:41 pm

Enzymes are examples of catalytic reactions, where one molecule that isn't used up helps to facilitate the reaction of another set of molecules.

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Re: catalytic reaction

Postby Jessica_Singh_1J » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:30 pm

The catalytic converter in a car contains platinum, which serves as a catalyst to change carbon monoxide, which is toxic, into carbon dioxide.

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Re: catalytic reaction

Postby Adam Enomoto 1L » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:31 pm

Hydrogen peroxide will decompose into water and oxygen gas. Two molecules of hydrogen peroxide will produce two molecules of water and one molecule of oxygen. A catalyst of potassium permanganate can be used to speed up this process. Adding potassium permanganate to the hydrogen peroxide will cause a reaction that produces a lot of heat, and water vapor will shoot out.

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