A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

In general, explain how a chemical reaction would be affected by adding a catalyst. Use the following terms in your description: catalyst, activation energy, and rate of reaction.

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Photon336 @jonathonneely33

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Again just a heads up i only need a sentence or so :)

  3. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    It decreases the activation energy of both the forward and reverse reactions, allows your reaction to proceed faster but does not affect the equilibrium.

  4. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    Does that make sense?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    catalyst reduces activation energy , increases both forward and backward reaction depending on equation

  6. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    I agree with @amb

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    kinda @Photon336

  8. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    it has to have the same affect for both the forward and reverse reactions

  9. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    Look at this

    1 Attachment
  10. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    In this picture you see two things, a solid line for the uncatalyzed reaction and a dashed line for the catalyzed reaction.

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    okay thank you both so much :) since @Photon336 has already been given a medal i have given @amb a meadal.

  12. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    the catalyst lowers the Ea, and makes the reaction go faster but overall it doesn't do anything other than that.

  13. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    in certain reactions the catalyst is altered in the process of the reaction but it's always regenerated afterwards, so all you need to know is that it lowers Ea that's basically it.

  14. Photon336
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    "so net effect is that catalyst isn't changed itself"

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    yeah i agree with Photon336

  16. sweetburger
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Although It is easy to remember that a Catalyst lowers the Activation energy (I remember it this way too), the catalyst actually finds a different reaction pathway that has a lower activation energy. So the catalyst doesn't actually lower the Ea.

  17. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.