## Catalysts and Rate Law

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

Jessica Esparza 2H
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### Catalysts and Rate Law

I know intermediates can't be in our rate law but can catalysts be included?

Caitlyn Tran 2E
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### Re: Catalysts and Rate Law

I think catalysts can be included sometimes. See this post by Chem_Mod: viewtopic.php?t=1727

Hope this helps!

205405339
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### Re: Catalysts and Rate Law

From what I remember from Lavelle's lecture, catalysts are purely mechanisms that lower activation energy and are not included in the equation, therefore, they will not be in the rate law

alex_4l
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### Re: Catalysts and Rate Law

205405339 wrote:From what I remember from Lavelle's lecture, catalysts are purely mechanisms that lower activation energy and are not included in the equation, therefore, they will not be in the rate law

That's what I remember from lecture as well!

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### Re: Catalysts and Rate Law

Catalysis is the process of increasing the rate of a chemical reaction by adding a substance known as a catalyst