Catalyst

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Matthew Casillas 1C
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Catalyst

Postby Matthew Casillas 1C » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm

Why don't catalysts affect the equilibrium constant?

705192887
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Re: Catalyst

Postby 705192887 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:30 pm

a catalyst only speeds up a reaction but doesn't actually change the k value. the only thing that can change the value of k/equilibrium constant is a change in temperature.

lizettelopez1F
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Re: Catalyst

Postby lizettelopez1F » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:36 pm

A catalyst speeds up the the forward and back reaction by the same amount, which does not change the position of equilibrium.

IsabelLight2H
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Re: Catalyst

Postby IsabelLight2H » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:31 pm

Is a catalyst represented in a balanced chemical equation?

Laura Gong 3H
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Re: Catalyst

Postby Laura Gong 3H » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:27 pm

Catalysts are not consumed in a chemical reaction, meaning that they appear in the reactant and product side, so though you could include it into your chemical reaction it is redundant and usually not.


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