Catalyst in Reaction
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Can someone please explain how catalysts increase the rate of a reaction?
Re: Catalyst in Reaction
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:20 pm
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.