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Students should be able to:
(a) describe the effect of concentration, pressure, particle size and temperature on the speeds of reactions and explain these effects in terms of collisions between reacting particles
(b) define the term catalyst and describe the effect of catalysts (including enzymes) on the speeds of reactions
(c) explain how pathways with lower activation energies account for the increase in speeds of reactions
(d) state that some compounds act as catalysts in a range of industrial processes and that enzymes are biological catalysts
(e) suggest a suitable method for investigating the effect of a given variable on the speed of a reaction
(f) interpret data obtained from experiments concerned with speed of reaction.