anonymous
  • anonymous
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.
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@Photon336 @jonathonneely33
anonymous
  • anonymous
Again just a heads up i only need a sentence or so :)
Photon336
  • Photon336
It decreases the activation energy of both the forward and reverse reactions, allows your reaction to proceed faster but does not affect the equilibrium.

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Photon336
  • Photon336
Does that make sense?
anonymous
  • anonymous
catalyst reduces activation energy , increases both forward and backward reaction depending on equation
Photon336
  • Photon336
I agree with @amb
anonymous
  • anonymous
kinda @Photon336
Photon336
  • Photon336
it has to have the same affect for both the forward and reverse reactions
Photon336
  • Photon336
Look at this
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Photon336
  • Photon336
In this picture you see two things, a solid line for the uncatalyzed reaction and a dashed line for the catalyzed reaction.
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay thank you both so much :) since @Photon336 has already been given a medal i have given @amb a meadal.
Photon336
  • Photon336
the catalyst lowers the Ea, and makes the reaction go faster but overall it doesn't do anything other than that.
Photon336
  • Photon336
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.
Photon336
  • Photon336
"so net effect is that catalyst isn't changed itself"
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah i agree with Photon336
sweetburger
  • sweetburger
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.

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