How would a catalyst change the reaction energy diagram?
a catalyst speeds up the reaction
A catalyst can change the reaction energy diagram is that a catalyst speeds up the reaction.
Activation energy is the energy required by a reaction for the reaction to occur. The catalyst lowers the activation energy, making it easier for the reaction to happen. Improvement: A catalyst don't lowers the activation energy. A catalyst creates a alternative route (*) for the same reaction with a lower activation energy. * = as a result of the interaction of the reagents with the catalyst.
Activation energy in chemistry is the amount of energy required to start a reaction. For every chemical reaction, a certain amount of energy is required to start it. The diagram represents how much energy it takes to do this, and also shows how much energy you get from it. With this diagram, you can also calculate the energy of products, reactants, e.t.c. This is also a useful diagram to explain the function of a catalyst…
A catalyst changes the rate of a chemical reaction by temporarily interacting chemically or physically with at least one of the reactants or with one of the activated intermediates formed by the reactants as part of the reaction to change the activation energy required for the reaction, but always in such a manner that the catalyst is "regenerated" in unchanged chemical form by the end of the overall reaction.