reaction profile question

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

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inlovewithchemistry
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reaction profile question

concerning the attached picture of a reaction profile which is related to question 7.11 in 7th ed textbook, are the second two bumps higher because a catalyst was introduced after the first step?
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AdityaGuru1H
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Re: reaction profile question

i don't have the 7th edition but if a catalyst is introduced then the activation energy should be lower not higher

Mukil_Pari_2I
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Re: reaction profile question

The catalyst is introduced in the step with less activation energy since that is the purpose of the catalyst.

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