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Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:07 pm
by KayleeMcCord1F
In the ozone example about homogeneous catalysts in lecture today, which species is actually the catalyst?

Re: Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:10 pm
by Andres Reynoso 1J
I'm pretty sure the catalyst was NO (g).

Re: Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:11 pm
by aTirumalai-1I
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.

Re: Catalyst Example from lecture 3/12

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:12 pm
by mayasinha1B
What was the purpose of the UV? Was it only to reach the activation energy?