What is a catalyst in a chemical reaction?

Asked by  | 9th Apr, 2014, 08:19: PM

Expert Answer:

A catalyst is a substance that speeds up a chemical reaction, without itself taking part in  the reaction.

Hence a catalyst can be recovered chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction it has been used to speed up, or catalyze.

Answered by  | 10th Apr, 2014, 09:44: AM

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