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Catalysts

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:02 am
by Toru Fiberesima 1L
Do catalysts act as a stressor in a reaction? Do catalysts favor a particular direction ie the forward or the reverse?

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:33 am
by Sara Flynn 2C
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

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:39 am
by Max Hayama 4K
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.

Re: Catalysts

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:10 pm
by Letizia Ye 4F
Catalysts only lower the activation energy for the reaction pathway, they do not change the value of K