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So essentially a catalyst is a substance that speeds up the reaction rate but is not consumed through the reaction itself. It does this by lowering the activation energy required for the reaction to occur (lowering the "hill" on the graph), making it easier to proceed with the reaction. As for how to calculate the activation energy, I believe you would use the Arrhenius equation.
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