What Slows Down Or Stops A Chemical Reaction?


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Brad Iverson Profile
Brad Iverson answered
Basically what you're looking for is the opposite of a catalyst, which is a blocker, inhibitor or an anti-catalyst.
Instead of speeding up a chemical reaction, it slows it down or all together stops it.
Chemical/biological inhibitors are generally found in the body in areas where you don't want a chemical reaction to occur. They are good for helping with allergies, etc.
Good luck!
Dave Cowles Profile
Dave Cowles answered
If an endothermic reaction, taking away heat will slow it down. In general reactions double their rate for each increase in temp by 10 degrees celsius (pretty sure, it has been a while and it is just a rule of thumb). Adding pressure will slow reactions that have a gas as a product. Changing the pH and the concentration of reactants also can slow reactions.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A retardant will slow down chemical reactions
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