Poison a Catalyst


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ShravanPatel2B
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Poison a Catalyst

Postby ShravanPatel2B » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:03 pm

What exactly does it mean to poison a catalyst? Does this play a role when solving problems or answering any questions conceptually?

Jack Riley 4f
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Re: Poison a Catalyst

Postby Jack Riley 4f » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:32 pm

It may matter conceptually, but I doubt quantitatively. Poisoning a catalyst is to cause it to lose its function.

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Re: Poison a Catalyst

Postby Zaynab Hashm 2I » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:33 pm

it's important to know that it means a catalyst is no longer active and cannot function in speeding up a reaction; this could occur due to exposure to certain chemicals

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Re: Poison a Catalyst

Postby Nicholas_Gladkov_2J » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:36 pm

ShravanPatel2B wrote:What exactly does it mean to poison a catalyst? Does this play a role when solving problems or answering any questions conceptually?


In the textbook, I believe that they mentioned poisoning a catalyst just as an example of how if a poison is on the catalyst of a reaction, for example, an enzyme, and is on the active site, the substrate cannot attach itself, and thus the catalyst is useless.


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