problem 15.95

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Amy Zheng 2l
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problem 15.95

Postby Amy Zheng 2l » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:45 pm

For part e, is it no effect because the activation energy itself is quite low for step 3? If the catalysis was applied to the entire reaction then would the rate increase?

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Re: problem 15.95

Postby Lena Nguyen 2H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:23 pm

The catalyst has no effect on the overall rate of the reaction because it's not increasing the rate of the slow step/rate-determining step, which is the first step. The overall rate of the reaction would increase if a catalyst was applied to the first step.

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