To succeed in this topic, you need to:

  • Be familiar with pollution and causes of pollution: especially airborne pollutants.
  • Be familiar with the use of transition metals in heterogenous catalytic processes.
  • Be familiar that catalysts provide an alternative reaction pathway requiring lower energy processes.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:

  • Be able to discusses examples of primary and secondary pollutants linked to human activity.
  • Be able to distinguish the applications of two-way catalytic converters and three-way catalytic converters.
  • Be able to describe the oxidation-reduction reactions that take place inside catalytic converters.
  • Be able to explain heterogenous catalytic actions relating to catalytic converters.
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September 2021


ISSN: 1351-5136

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328 Catalytic Converters

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