An introduction to types of catalysis
Explains the difference between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis with examples of each. (Heterogeneous: hydrogenation of carbon-carbon double bonds, catalytic converters, vanadium(V) oxide in the Contact Process. Homogeneous: the reaction between persulfate ions and iodide ions, ozone destruction.) Also deals with an example of autocatalysis.
Examples of acid catalysis in organic chemistry
Examples of the use of acids as catalysts in organic chemistry. Includes the hydration of carbon-carbon double bonds to make alcohols, esterification and its reverse (the acid catalysed hydrolysis of esters), and the nitration of benzene.