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Determining Catalysts from Diagrams (7E.5)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:27 am
by Searra Harding 4I
In 7E.5 we are given the diagrams for each step. How do we know which molecule is the catalyst for the reaction? Is it the intermediate or reactant in the first step?

Re: Determining Catalysts from Diagrams (7E.5)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:27 am
by Manu Vohra 1L
A catalyst is a molecule that is used up in a reaction and then re-created. I usually use this fact to help differentiate the catalyst from the intermediate (which is created then consumed by the rxn).

Re: Determining Catalysts from Diagrams (7E.5)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:40 pm
by Destiny Diaz 4D
The catalyst is used up first then later recreated while an intermediate is first created/produced then used up and not in the final product and this is how you would tell the difference I think.

Re: Determining Catalysts from Diagrams (7E.5)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:48 pm
by Rhea Churi 4K
A catalyst is used up in the beginning of the reaction and then recreated.
An intermediate is created and then used up.