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undacovabroda45 Group Title

what is the effect of a catalyst and inhibitor in an endo and exothermic reaction in terms of activation energy?

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    A catalyst changes the mechanics of a reaction so the activation energy is lower. An inhibitor changes the mechanics of a reaction so the activation is higher. It does not make a difference whether the reaction in question is endothermic or exothermic.

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    what would that look like on a graph? would the catalyst effect be higher that the normal reaction and the inhibitor be lower than the normal reaction?

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    The catalyst makes the initial hill (activation energy barrier) lower, while the inhibitor makes that initial hill higher. The starting and ending points on all graphs should remain the same.

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