Catalysts I have to state if the "assertion" is true or false and as well the "Reason" if it is true or false. However, i also have to note if the reason is the correct explanation of the "assertion" The "assertion": #1. Decreasing the atmospheric pressure on a pot of boiling water causes it to stop boiling. The "reason": Because changes in pressure are directly related to the boiling point of water. Is the reason a correct explanation of the "assertion"? #2. The "assertion": Catalysts speed up or slow down a reaction. The "reason": Because they change the temperature of the reaction. Is the "assertion" true and the "reason" false?