## Catalyst in Reaction

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

KeiannaPineda1B
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### Catalyst in Reaction

Can someone please explain how catalysts increase the rate of a reaction?

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### Re: Catalyst in Reaction

Catalysts lower the activation energy of a reaction by creating an alternate pathway. Since a higher activation energy leads to a slower rate of reaction, by lowering the activation energy, the catalyst increases the rate of reaction.