Problem: 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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Catalyst:

• 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

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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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