Does a catalyst affect the equilibrium constant of a reaction too? I believe it affects both the equilibrium constant and rate constant.
Fast car helps me to get to the other end of the city in the shorter time. Does it mean when I use faster car distance gets shorter?
If it helps, the catalyst affects the rate constant, but it affects the rate constant in each direction by the same amount and so does not affect the equilibrium constant.
Can you have catalysts that only affect, say the forward reaction? Or a catalyst which affects the rate of the forward more than the reverse?
I apologise in advance if I have broken any laws of the universe :/