Catalysts: Definition, Types & Examples


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What does a catalyst do to a chemical reaction?

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1. Which of the following best characterize how homogenous and heterogeneous catalysts interact with reactants?

2. When a catalyst speeds up the rate and increases efficiency of a reaction, what happens to the energy state of that reaction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you assess your understanding of the different types of catalysts and their characteristics. You will need to know how catalysts react in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • What a catalyst does to a chemical reaction
  • Heterogeneous catalysts
  • Homogeneous catalysts
  • What happens to the energy state when a catalyst speeds up a reaction
  • Surface catalysts

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the different types of catalysts
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on catalysts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding characteristics of catalysts and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about catalysts, check out the lesson called Catalysts: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn what catalysts are designed to do
  • Determine the two different ways a catalyst can be used in a reaction
  • Identify the different types of catalysts
  • Review examples of catalysts