Equlibrium and catalysts

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Equlibrium and catalysts

Postby jessicahe4Elavelle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:48 pm

Do catalysts affect the equilibrium constant or the amount of products/reactants formed?

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Re: Equlibrium and catalysts

Postby Tiffany_Cacy_3D » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:57 pm

I believe it just speeds up the overall reaction, both forward and backwards. If this is the case then the amount of reactants and products being formed shouldn't change.

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Re: Equlibrium and catalysts

Postby lukezhang2C » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:03 pm

Catalysts lower the activation energy needed for a reaction to proceed, but should not innately change anything about the equilibrium. It would only serve to shift the reaction to the right as more products would be made.

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