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Toru Fiberesima 1L
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Postby Toru Fiberesima 1L » 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?

Sara Flynn 2C
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Re: Catalysts

Postby Sara Flynn 2C » 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

Max Hayama 4K
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Re: Catalysts

Postby Max Hayama 4K » 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.

Letizia Ye 4F
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Re: Catalysts

Postby Letizia Ye 4F » 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

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