Chemistry: Catalysts Multiple Choice Question


by tensirk
Tags: activation, catalysts, chemistry, energy, reaction rates
tensirk
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Feb22-11, 11:51 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Which of the following are ways that catalysts can speed up reactions rates? You must check all answers that apply.
A.) Increase the activation energy.
B.) Decrease the energy of activation.
C.) Change the path of the reaction.
D.) Speedup the reaction without changing k.
E.) Increase the collision frequency.


2. Relevant equations
None?


3. The attempt at a solution
I believe B and E are definitely correct, but I am unsure of all of the other answers. Any guidance would be wonderful!
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zorro
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Feb25-11, 06:29 PM
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C is also correct. A catalyst offers a different path for the reaction.


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