Energy, entropy and Catalysts

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  1. wellwisher Banned Banned

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    A catalyst can be defined as:
    Is the catalysis based on own type of natural principle?

    Catalysts use the same laws of science as anything else, but the catalysts takes these laws to another level, in terms of making the laws work better.

    For example, if we tried to make a diamond, this will take a lot of time, heat and pressure. If we add a catalyst composed on Ni and water, poof it is done in days. In the end, the Ni and water are still there, humbly, like nothing happened, even though the laws of the science were done in record time with a fraction of the energy. It figuratively opens a short cut to the other side.
     
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  3. AlphaNumeric Fully ionized Registered Senior Member

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    It doesn't alter the laws of nature or take them to another level, a catalyst allows the chemical (usually) process to take a different route or it allows certain structures for form more easily. The catalytic converters in car exhausts involve lots of Palladium (if memory serves) meshes. The surface of Palladium provides reaction sites for things like carbon monoxide to combine with oxygen without having to literally be burnt. Catalysts can give electrons, which a reaction might benefit from, and then receives the same number of electrons from the reaction products.

    It's like having 2 possible roads to cross a mountain range. You can either take the difficult one which goes all the way to the top and back down again or you can take the road which goes through a mountain pass. A catalyst is the mountain pass.
     
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  5. Jack1941 Registered Member

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    Neither of the opinions expressed here are accurate. A catalyst limits some of the random molecular motion that goes on eithin a chemical reaction. It increases the reaction rate of a chemical reaction by alining the molecules to be in a more favorable position to achieve the reaction.
     
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  7. Jack1941 Registered Member

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    Speed of light

    The Beadlingism of the speed of Light:
    (A Beadlingism is a hypothesis of fact for the establishment of truth)
    A discussion on the speed of light requires a great deal of work in the area of standardizing exactly what is being talked about. The effect that is referred to as light is a very small segment of a field of energy that is called the electromagnetic field of Energy (EMF). The segment of the electromagnetic field of energy has a frequency range from 400 to 700 nm (nanometers) is considered the light portion of the frequency spectrum of the electromagnetic field of energy. EMF radiates from every star throughout the vastness of space. Once initiated, an EMF can continue to travel through space for an unlimited time. We commonly observe light that has been traveling at a speed of 299,792,458 meters per second for millions of years. All of the frequencies of the EMF field of energy travel at the same speed; or propagate at the same rate. All bodies of matter which are referred to as stars throughout the vastness of space contribute to the phenomena of light; it is the most common of the seven fields of energy known to exist.

    There are those that profess that the speed of light sets the speed limit for all matter in the known universe. They say that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light; and if matter travels faster than the speed of light it will cease to exist. For me, I have a problem with this concept.
    As one contemplates lights travel; it is becomes evident that the particle responsible for the propagation of the EMF is obviously in motion. For the EMF to propagate the particle must be traveling faster than the speed of light; on the order of several magnitudes. So something is already traveling much faster than the speed of light, and it exists in its original state. Or the propagation of the EMF would cease to exist. So yes, I have a problem with the prevailing theories that deal with the speed of light.

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  8. Jack1941 Registered Member

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    Neither of the opinions expressed here are accurate. A catalyst limits some of the random molecular motion that goes on either a chemical reaction. It increases the reaction rate of a chemical reaction by aligning the molecules to be in a more favorable position to achieve the reaction.
     
  9. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Source please.

    Is nothing to do with this topic...

    Then go get an education.

    Really? How?

    What makes you think there's seven "fields of energy"?
     
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  10. Tach Banned Banned

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    ...another one
     
  11. AlphaNumeric Fully ionized Registered Senior Member

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    Can you provide a source for the claim it removes some of the random molecule motion please. And I think you'll find that catalysts do do as I said, they provide reaction sites and sometimes provide or remove electrons to aid in the first step of a reaction before then the reverse happening towards the end. That's the mechanism by which CFCs act as catalysts for ozone depletion. In that case they certainly don't remove random motion or align molecules.

    No, when a physicist says "The speed of light" he's referring to the electromagnetic field quantum known as a photon. Whether or not the photon has a frequency associated to visible light is largely irrelevant. Your complaint is irrelevant.

    Could you list those fields please.

    If you have a pet theory then out it in the alternative theories subforum. Presently your claims have no evidence or justification and here isn't the place.
     
  12. RJBeery Natural Philosopher Valued Senior Member

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    ...beadlingism...did a quick search for this term and Google complained that I meant something else. I insisted that I knew this was the term I was searching for and it served up...this thread. Searched through a couple more results and they appear to be other physics threads on other forums in which Jack1941 is participating.

    Is this a contrived method for injecting pet neologisms into every day usage? Because, if so, I find it a bit slartibartfastific.
     
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