Worksheet: Factors Affecting Heterogeneous Catalysis
In this worksheet, we will practice estimating the diffusion coefficients of reactants over a catalyst and the effects of tortuosity and pore diameter.
Which of the following is not a mechanism by which a catalyst increases the rate of a reaction?
- AWeakening bonds in reactants
- BReacting with reactants to form a less stable intermediate
- CIonizing reactants
- DIncreasing the polarity of reactants
- EIncreasing the average kinetic energy of reactants