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Unformatted text preview: phase from the reaction mixture (catalytic converter, car) - Homogeneous Catalysis is the one that is present in the same phase as the reactants Catalysts are not consumed during the chemical reaction! Enzymes ; proteins that act like catalyst - Proteins are huge chain- like biological molecules that “fold” into a highly ordered structure. Lysozyme destroys the cell walls of bacteria Again; the rate constant decreases with increasing Ea and vice versa When Ea = 0 it reaches a maximum value of k = A. - By comparing rate constants (or rates) measured in the presence and absence of catalyst, we can determine by how much the catalyst reduces the activation energy Ea. FINALLY Because the rate is proportional to the rate constant k, we can say that; Note that thi...
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