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Catalysts

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:45 pm
by Tracy Tolentino_2E
If given the reaction mechanisms, how can you identify if a catalyst was involved?

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:17 am
by 005206171
Rule of thumb for me is that they show up as a reactant first then a product. An intermediate will show up as a product first then a reactant

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:58 am
by rachelle1K
Dr. Lavelle also states during lecture that catalysts are not formed, but used up. Therefore, a reactant would be a good example of this since it is not the product of the reaction.

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:05 am
by rabiasumar2E
A catalyst is first a reactant and is used up, then is a product and is formed.