Problem: Consider the Potential Energy vs. Reaction Coordinate diagram shown to the right. For each of the following questions, circle the best answer.If a catalyst is added, i) ΔG° for the reaction increasesii) ΔG° for the reaction decreasesiii) ΔG° for the reaction equals 0 iv) ΔG° for the reaction in unchanged

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For this problem, we have to determine the effect of the addition of catalyst to the ΔG of the reaction

  • Catalysts are known to reduce the energy to reach the intermediate state in energy diagrams and hasten the reaction
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Consider the Potential Energy vs. Reaction Coordinate diagram shown to the right. For each of the following questions, circle the best answer.

If a catalyst is added, 

i) ΔG° for the reaction increases

ii) ΔG° for the reaction decreases

iii) ΔG° for the reaction equals 0 

iv) ΔG° for the reaction in unchanged