Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous

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Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous

Postby Ethan Vuong 3G » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:28 pm

Can someone describe the difference between a heterogeneous and homogeneous catalyst?

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Re: Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous

Postby Ashin_Jose_1H » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:34 pm

A homogeneous catalyst is a catalyst that is the same phase as the reactants. For example, if the reactants in a reaction are composed of gases and the catalyst is also a gas, then the catalyst is classified as a homogeneous catalyst.

A heterogeneous catalyst is a catalyst that is present in a different phase from that of the reactants.

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