## catalytic reaction

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

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### catalytic reaction

Can someone give an example of a catalytic reaction?

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### Re: catalytic reaction

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

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

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### Re: catalytic reaction

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

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