In this worksheet, we will practice explaining and comparing the effects of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts on the rates of reactions.
Which of the following is not a mechanism by which a catalyst increases the rate of a reaction?
- AIncreasing the polarity of reactants
- BIonizing reactants
- CWeakening bonds in reactants
- DReacting with reactants to form a less stable intermediate
- EIncreasing the average kinetic energy of reactants