1894 – Germany
‘A catalyst can change the rate of a chemical reaction, but is not itself used up in the reaction’
The effect of a catalyst is known as catalysis.
The action of a catalyst is specific (a particular catalyst is necessary to catalyse a given reaction) and it can increase or decrease the rate of the reaction.
- Catalyst Could Zap Methane Emissions (cen.acs.org)
- Scientists unlock the mechanism behind improved water-splitting catalysts (phys.org)