reaction profile question

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reaction profile question

Postby inlovewithchemistry » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:48 pm

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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Re: reaction profile question

Postby AdityaGuru1H » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:51 pm

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

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Re: reaction profile question

Postby Mukil_Pari_2I » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:11 pm

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

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