Arrhenius Equation:

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Postby McKenna_4A » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:55 pm

Would adding a catalyst to a reaction change the value of K?

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Re: Catalyst

Postby Amanda Lin 2I » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:03 pm

A catalyst increases k, but it does not affect K because the ratio of products to reactants remains the same.

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Re: Catalyst

Postby Sally Qiu 2E » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:15 pm

no; adding a catalyst lowers activation energy, which increases the rate constant k because the reaction could proceed faster. however, i believe the rates of the forward and reverse reaction would increase proportionally, so mathematically you can see the equilibrium constant K is unaffected

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