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Postby Matthew ILG 1L » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:07 pm

In today's lecture(3/9/20) Dr. Lavelle gave an example of how Nitric Oxide catalyses the conversion of oxygen to ozone in lower atmosphere.
He stated that NO(g) is a catalyst. However, is O2(g) also a catalyst?
It is not formed at any point during the process, so I assume it is not an intermediate.

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Re: Catalysts

Postby Jasmine Fendi 1D » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:24 pm

I do not think that O2 is a catalyst, but rather just part of the reaction. The intermediates are NO2 and O, while the only catalyst is NO.

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Re: Catalysts

Postby Amy Pham 1D » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:41 pm

O2 is not a catalyst, simply a reactant in the overall reaction. The process itself refers to the conversion of oxygen to ozone, so oxygen is a simply a reactant in this process, otherwise there would be no reactants. So yes, nitric oxide (NO) is the only catalyst in this reaction.

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Re: Catalysts

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:01 pm

Nitric oxide (NO) is the only catalyst. The O2 is just a reactant

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Re: Catalysts

Postby 105335337 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:09 pm

NO is the only catalyst and O2 is simply just a reactant because it is not reformed in the products.

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Re: Catalysts

Postby BCaballero_4F » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:22 pm

From my understanding in lecture, the catalyst in this reaction is NO, not O2

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Re: Catalysts

Postby kristi le 2F » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:47 am

Dr. Lavelle also noted the difference between intermediates and catalysts in which catalysts are initially there and then reformed while intermediates are created and consumed in the reaction.

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