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Worksheet: Reactions on Surfaces


A student is performing a catalytic cracking of liquid paraffin, using porcelain chips as the catalyst. To accelerate the reaction, the surface area of the porcelain chips must be increased. Which of the following tools would be most suitable for this task?

  • A Calipers
  • B Bunsen burner
  • C Ice-water bath
  • D Pestle and mortar
  • E Glass rod