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A catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction by lowering the activation energy without itself undergoing any change Catalysts make it easier for the reactions to go to the products side it makes it go a lot faster Some reactants dont have enough energy to make it over the uncatalyzed reaction pathway so when a catalyst makes a new reaction pathway more reactants go to the products side with out all the hassle Catalysts help a lot when it comes to industry 80 of processes in the chemical industry use catalysts Because it helps make more products faster One type of product used in the industry is Acetic Acid Acetic acid is one of the worlds most important intermediate chemical and its used in the manufacture of vinyl acetate monomer purified terephthalic acid acetic anhydride and much more The largest end use for acetic acid is as a raw material for the production of vinyl acetate monomer Polyvinyl acetate and copolymers of VAM are used in the manufacture of paints adhesives paper coatings textile treatments and plastics Acetic acid is used to produce purified terephthalic acid which is a key intermediate for a range of applications including polyester fibers bottles for water and soft drinks photographic film and magnetic tapes Another very important use for acetic acid is the production of acetic anhydride Acetic anhydride has a wide range of applications the predominant one being the production of cellulose acetate Cellulose acetate is used to produce textile fibers and cigarette filter tow Other applications for acetic anhydride are plastics agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals Acetic acid is used to produce a broad range of acetate esters the most important of which are ethyl acetate n-butyl acetate and isopropyl acetate These solvents find applications in coatings inks adhesives and cosmetics The next one is Silcron doesnt have a clear shape form or structure when it is in the particle silica manufactured by
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