## Catalysts

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

rkang00
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### Catalysts

Do catalysts not show up the overall rxn, but can start out in individual mechanism steps - get consumed - then get re-formed? What are the key features that define a catalyst in a rxn mechanism?

Maria Solis Disc 1G
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### Re: Catalysts

Catalysts show up in the beginning of the reaction and at the end. The substances that are consumed are called intermediates.

riddhiduggal
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### Re: Catalysts

Also, intermediates have to be formed and then consumed.