Basic Concept Of Catalysis

- Sep 15, 2019-

Basic concept of catalysis

Catalysis, the role of the catalyst in chemical reactions. In the catalytic reaction, the catalyst chemically reacts with the reactants, changing the reaction pathway, thereby reducing the activation energy of the reaction.

The phenomenon of accelerating or slowing down the rate of chemical reaction due to the intervention of the catalyst is called catalysis. In the catalytic reaction, the catalyst chemically reacts with the reactants, changing the reaction pathway, thereby reducing the activation energy of the reaction, which is the reason why the catalyst can increase the reaction rate. For example, the chemical reaction A+B→AB, the required activation energy is E. After the addition of the catalyst C, the reaction is carried out in two steps, and the required activation energy is F, G, respectively, wherein F and G are both smaller than E.