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Is there an opposite to catalysts?
I was doing some chemistry revision and realised that we always talk about making reactions quicker by using catalysts and creating a shorter reaction pathway to lower activation energy etc, and then I realised we never really talk about an opposite to this? Like is there a substance/ type of substance that raises activation energy for reactions that happen too fast? I’m just curious haha
- derframLv 71 month ago
Google "inhibitor" or "Chemical inhibitor". Often, just reducing the concentration of the reactants will retard the reaction (just add water :))