Why are there so many catalyst?
Thereof, what are the advantages and disadvantages of using Catalyst?
Catalysts and their uses
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|Advantages Less energy used Reusable Lowers production costs - can be used at low temps Required in small amounts||Disadvantages Can be toxic Expensive Can be poisoned by waste products|
Also Know, what happens to catalysts eventually and why? Catalysts make such a breaking and rebuilding happen more efficiently. They do this by lowering the activation energy for the chemical reaction. Activation energy is the amount of energy needed to allow the chemical reaction to occur. The catalyst just changes the path to the new chemical partnership.
Secondly, why are only small amounts of catalyst needed?
A catalyst is a substance which changes the rate of reaction but is unchanged at the end of the reaction. Only a very small amount of catalyst is needed to increase the rate of reaction between large amounts of reactants. A catalyst is specific to a particular reaction: not all reactions have suitable catalysts.
Which is the most useful catalyst?
Enzymes. An enzyme is a biological catalyst. Enzymes are important for controlling reactions in cells. They are also important in industry.