F331 - Chemistry for life - Module 2 - (DF) Developing Fuels - Kinetics



explain and use the terms:

  • catalyst (a catalyst speeds up a chemical reaction but can be recovered chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction),
  • catalysis
  • catalyst poison
  • heterogeneous

(j) describe a simple model to explain the function of a heterogeneous catalyst;

(k) describe the use of catalysts (including zeolites) in isomerisation, reforming and cracking processes and in the control of exhaust emissions;