Problem: Which statement most accurately describes the behavior of catalyst? (A) A catalyst increases the ΔG of a reaction and hence the forward rate. (B) A catalyst reduces ΔH of a reaction and hence the temperature needed to produce products. (C) A catalyst reduces the activation energy for a reaction and increases the rate of a reaction. (D) A catalyst increases the equilibrium constant and final product concentrations.

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Which statement most accurately describes the behavior of catalyst?

(A) A catalyst increases the ΔG of a reaction and hence the forward rate.

(B) A catalyst reduces ΔH of a reaction and hence the temperature needed to produce products.

(C) A catalyst reduces the activation energy for a reaction and increases the rate of a reaction.

(D) A catalyst increases the equilibrium constant and final product concentrations.

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