## catalytic converter

Arrhenius Equation: $\ln k = - \frac{E_{a}}{RT} + \ln A$

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### catalytic converter

What is a catalytic converter and when is it used?

Rita Chen 1B
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### Re: catalytic converter

I think a catalytic converter is used to convert toxic cases like carbon monoxide to something less toxic and is used by coating an exhaust engine with a catalytic converter (I think like platinum?) Can someone confirm

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### Re: catalytic converter

Rita Chen 1B wrote:I think a catalytic converter is used to convert toxic cases like carbon monoxide to something less toxic and is used by coating an exhaust engine with a catalytic converter (I think like platinum?) Can someone confirm

Yep, this is correct. Additionally, catalytic converters would be considered heterogeneous catalysts and are an example of adsorption. I hope this helps!