Catalyst

Catalyst Definition:

catalyst is a compound that can speed up the rate of a reaction without itself being consumed by the reaction.

Catalyst Explained:

A catalyst enables the reaction to proceed via an alternative pathway, one with a considerable amount of lower activation energy. Important factors of catalyst are that they do not interfere with the equilibrium of the reaction, and thus the energies are not altered.

Leave a Reply

Close Menu
×
×

Cart

Are you ready for your next Ochem Exam?