What do catalysts, like enzymes, do to chemical reactions?

1 Answer
Jul 23, 2018

These catalyze chemical reactions.....


The enthalpy change of a given chemical reaction is more or less constant...


A catalyst HAS no effect on the enthalpy change of a given reaction. A catalyst CAN act to reduce the activation enthalpy of a given reaction, by providing an alternative reaction pathway.

Enzymes are biological catalysts....and as do all catalysts, they make the attainment of equilibrium MORE swift.