• doesn't participate in the reaction itself - regenerated in the end of the reaction
• lowers the activation energy the reactants have to overcome to produce the product
• makes the reaction go faster
Which of the following statements is incorrect concerning a catalyst?
A) A catalyst may appear in the rate law for a reaction.
B) A catalyst alters the equilibrium distribution of reactants and products.
C) A catalyst decreases the activation energy of a reaction.
D) A catalyst provides an alternative reaction mechanism.
E) There is no net consumption of a catalyst in a reaction.
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