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

Evaluation

Catalysts speed up reactions and remain chemically unchanged. They are reusable and efficient. Different catalysts are used for different reactions.

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