For this problem, we have to determine the effect of the addition of catalyst to rate constant of the forward and reverse reaction
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) the rate constant for the forward reaction will increase more than the rate constant for the back reaction
ii) the rate constant for the back reaction will increase more than the rate constant for the forward reaction
iii) both rate constants will increase to the same extent
iv) the rate constant are unaffected by the addition of a catalyst
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