Chemistry

Does a catalyst affect a reversible equation like the kind in my earlier post?

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  1. A catalyst changes the rate of a reaction because it lowers the activation energy of the reaction and makes alternative pathways available. But it does not change Keq, the equilibrium constant, because it doesn't change the concn of the products or the reactants. It just helps the reaction come to equilibrium faster.

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