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What Happens When an Acid-Base Catalyst is Used in a Reaction?

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Which of the following may NOT occur when an acid-base catalyst is used in a chemical reaction?

A

The activation energy of the reaction is lowered.

B

A reactant gains or loses a proton.

C

The catalyst reacts with a reactant to form a new reaction intermediate.

D

The catalyst's surface speed's up the reaction by helping to increase the area in which collisions may occur.