Will adding an inhibitor increase or decrease the rate of a reaction?

1 Answer
Nov 25, 2017

Answer:

Decrease.

Explanation:

By definition, inhibitors slow down chemical reactions. So if you were to add an inhibitor to a reaction, you would cause the rate of reaction to decrease.

The opposite idea of inhibitors are enzymes. These speed up chemical reactions, thus increasing the reaction rate.

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