FRIEDRICH OSTWOLD (1853-1932)

1894 – Germany

‘A catalyst can change the rate of a chemical reaction, but is not itself used up in the reaction’

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WILHELM OSTWALD

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.

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