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What is "Catalyst" - Definition & Explanation

A substance, which accelerates a chemical reaction although not necessarily a part of that reaction. Catalysts are used in fiber production, and textile dyeing, finishing and processing.
a substance that, when added to a reaction mixture, changes (speeds up) the rate of attainment of equilibrum in the system without itself undergoing a permanent chemical change.

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