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CATALYSTS
DEFINITION:
A catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction
without being consumed by the overall reaction and used up in the
process.
KEY POINTS:
· A catalyst may react to form an intermediate. The catalyst is later
regenerated, so the catalyst does not undergo…

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help the environment. Many industrial processes rely on catalysis to
reduce costs as catalyst development and improvement often leads to
greater profitability with products being produced more quickly and easily.
· It is estimated that approx. 80% of industrial processes involve catalysts
and about half of the periodic table of…

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used for the production of ethanoic acid. Methanol is reacted with
carbon monoxide with the presence of a catalyst rhodium. The
development of this new catalyst, replacing cobalt and iodide ions
means that the process is more cost efficient

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