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Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:02 am
Do catalysts act as a stressor in a reaction? Do catalysts favor a particular direction ie the forward or the reverse?
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:33 am
Catalysts increase the speed of a reaction by lowering the activation energy of the reaction, they would have no effect on the equilibrium constant or stress the system they would just make the system approach equilibrium at a quicker speed
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:39 am
Catalysts have no impact on the equilibrium constant or favor a specific direction of the reaction (forward or reverse). It does however increase the reaction rate which will be discussed later.
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Catalysts only lower the activation energy for the reaction pathway, they do not change the value of K