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Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering by H. Scott Fogler

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10.1.4 Classification of Catalysts

One common way to classify catalysts is in terms of the type of reaction they catalyze.

Table 10-1 gives a list of representative reactions and their corresponding catalysts. Further discussion of each of these reaction classes and the materials that catalyze them can be found on the DVD-ROM/Web Professional Reference Shelf R10.1.

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Table 10-1. Types of Reactions and Representative Catalysts

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If, for example, we were to form styrene from an equimolar mixture of ethylene and benzene, we could carry out an alkylation ...

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