Problem: The effect of a catalyst in a reaction is to:a. Increase the rate of the forward reaction, but not affect the reverse rate of the reaction. b. Decrease the value of Ea for the reaction. c. Increase the value of Keq for the reaction. d. Make  ΔH for the reaction more negative. e. Increase the average kinetic energy of the reactants. 

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The effect of a catalyst in a reaction is to:

a. Increase the rate of the forward reaction, but not affect the reverse rate of the reaction. 

b. Decrease the value of Ea for the reaction. 

c. Increase the value of Keq for the reaction. 

d. Make  ΔH for the reaction more negative. 

e. Increase the average kinetic energy of the reactants. 

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