Problem: How are the following aspects of a reaction affected by the addition of a catalyst? activation energy of the forward reaction. activation energy of the reverse reaction. rate of the forward reaction. rate of the reverse reaction. What other aspects of a catalyzed reaction are different from the uncatalyzed reaction? Select all that apply.a) the overall reactionb) ΔHrxnc) the mechanism

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a. Increased:

rate of the forward reaction (rate for both directions will increase)

rate of the reverse reaction. 


Decreased: 

activation energy of the forward reaction. (activation energy for both directions will decrease)

activation energy of the reverse reaction. 

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How are the following aspects of a reaction affected by the addition of a catalyst? 

activation energy of the forward reaction. 

activation energy of the reverse reaction. 

rate of the forward reaction. 

rate of the reverse reaction. 


What other aspects of a catalyzed reaction are different from the uncatalyzed reaction? Select all that apply.

a) the overall reaction

b) ΔHrxn

c) the mechanism