## Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

Arrhenius Equation: $\ln k = - \frac{E_{a}}{RT} + \ln A$

KayleeMcCord1F
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### Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

In the ozone example about homogeneous catalysts in lecture today, which species is actually the catalyst?

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### Re: Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

I'm pretty sure the catalyst was NO (g).

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### Re: Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

Yes, NO(g) was the catalyst. It was used up in the first step of the mechanism, but then re-produced in the second step of the mechanism.

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### Re: Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

What was the purpose of the UV? Was it only to reach the activation energy?