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A catalyst makes a reaction happen. In a process known as catalysis, a relatively small amount of foreign material, called a catalyst, augments the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the reaction. A catalyst can make a reaction go faster and in a more selective manner. Because of its ability to speed up some reactions and not others, a catalyst enables a chemical process to work more efficiently and often with less waste. Hence, catalysts are important in industrial chemistry.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-11-10 12:21:02
Description A catalyst makes a reaction happen. In a process known as catalysis, a relatively small amount of foreign material, called a catalyst, augments the rate of a chemical reaction without being consumed in the reaction. A catalyst can make a reaction go faster and in a more selective manner. Because of its ability to speed up some reactions and not others, a catalyst enables a chemical process to work more efficiently and often with less waste. Hence, catalysts are important in industrial chemistry.
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Source American Chemical Society
Keyword Chemistry, Chemists, Industrial chemistry
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-11-10 12:17:07
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Date Last Modified 2009-11-11 13:56:55
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-11-10 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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