Is a substrate consumed or changed by a reaction?

1 Answer
Jul 5, 2018

I think that you mean that the #"catalyst"# is unchanged...


And so we could represent a CATALYZED reaction in this fashion:

#"Substrate "stackrel"catalysis"rarr" Product"#

We could simply call the substrate the reactant, and this is the material upon which the catalyst acts, combining somehow, such that the activation energy of the given reaction is modified, and this also modifies the rate of reaction ... Of course, this substrate is chemically modified by the reaction...