8: Heterogeneous Catalysis
Published:11 May 2017
Heterogeneous catalysts are plentiful in the chemical industry. In this chapter, a short overview will be given on the steps needed to convert a reactant into a product over a heterogeneous catalyst. In addition, an introduction will be given on the way a catalyst assists in the making and breaking of chemical bonds. The role of the support on the performance of a catalyst either via electronic effects or adsorption effects will be discussed.