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Catalyst in Reaction

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:04 pm
by KeiannaPineda1B
Can someone please explain how catalysts increase the rate of a reaction?

Re: Catalyst in Reaction

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:20 pm
by KSong_1J
Catalysts lower the activation energy of a reaction by creating an alternate pathway. Since a higher activation energy leads to a slower rate of reaction, by lowering the activation energy, the catalyst increases the rate of reaction.