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itzeelpadillaDis1A
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catalyst

Postby itzeelpadillaDis1A » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:12 pm

how would a catalyst lower the activation energy of the transition state?

Max Mazo 2C
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Re: catalyst

Postby Max Mazo 2C » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:24 am

Catalysts provide an alternate pathway for the reactants which requires less energy than without them.

Yu Chong 2H
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Re: catalyst

Postby Yu Chong 2H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:39 pm

Some catalysts provide a way for the reacting species to undergo productive collisions more frequently, therefore less energy is needed to initiate the reaction. (Same thing as lowering the activation energy).

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Re: catalyst

Postby Tim Nguyen 2J » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:14 pm

The catalyst provides a different path for reactants to end up at the same products. Increased collisions allow it to proceed with less energy.

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Re: catalyst

Postby Gurkriti Ahluwalia 1K » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:42 pm

think of "lowering the activation energy" as "it makes it easier for the reaction to occur" its like extra help for the products to undergo a reaction.


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