What is catalyst severity?
A catalyst is something which speeds up
a chemical reaction without itself being
one of the reactants or products (in other words,
without being consumed).
Magnesium sulfate is probably a good catalyst for
some reactions, not for others. What reaction are
you interested in?
Best, Prof. Topper
A catalyst is a substance that accelerates a chemical reaction without
being changed by the reaction. Different substances catalyze different
reactions. For example, platinum catalyzes the burning of hydrogen in air,
acid catalyzes the decomposition of starch into glucose, and iron catalyzes
the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.
I do not know of any reaction that is catalyzed by magnesium sulfate, so I
don't know why it might be a good catalyst.
by Robert john at the aveland high school 11ad head of science teacher s.dancey
26th September 2008
Yes, a catalyst can be re-used, because It is NOT actually used in a chemical reaction. A catalyst will increase the rate of reaction by attracting reactants, but the catalyst is not a reactant. However, the reuse cannot be done indefinitely then, depending on the severity of the reaction conditions, it can be occur a small, but accumulative deactivation of the catalys.
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When reactants are binding to the surface of the catalyst, it is important that the catalyst is strong enough to allow a reaction to take place, however having a strong catalyst could mean that the products could permenantly bind to the catalyst, which is a problem. So if the catalyst is too strong, the catalyst isnt very sucessful, and if it is too weak, it also isn't sucesful.