How do catalists increase rate of chemical reaction ?

Asked by prabhatsahrawat28 | 13th Jun, 2015, 09:39: AM

Expert Answer:

Catalysts are chemical compounds that accelerate the rate of reaction without undergoing any chemical change itself.

It does so by providing an alternate path for the reaction which requires or has lower activation energy.

Thus the phenomenon of increasing the rate of chemical reaction with the help of a catalyst is known as catalysis.

The reactions, the rates of which are accelerated by catalysts are called catalyzed reactions.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 14th Jun, 2015, 12:54: PM

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