Heterogenous vs homogenous

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Maria Bajenov 1I
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Heterogenous vs homogenous

Postby Maria Bajenov 1I » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:10 pm

What determines if a heterogenous or homogenous catalyst should be used? What determines which is more effective?

Matthew 1C
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Re: Heterogenous vs homogenous

Postby Matthew 1C » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:55 pm

I'm not sure if this answers your question, but one advantage of using heterogenous catalysts is that you can easily recover the catalyst for reuse whereas homogenous catalysts mix with the reaction so you can't really recover it

Manasvi Paudel 1A
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Re: Heterogenous vs homogenous

Postby Manasvi Paudel 1A » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Typical reaction examples with a heterogeneous catalyst involve a solid catalyst with the reactants as either liquids or gases. Typically everything will be present as a gas if there is a homogeneous catalyst.


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