Origin: Anc Greek
κατά/cata(=prefix denoting “down to” or “against”)
λύσις/lysis (=λύω/leo (break up, solve)
à dissolution or a riot
|Jöns Jacob berzelius (1779 –1848)|
Catalysis is the chemical process in which the rate of a chemical reaction is accelerated due to presence of an molecule called catalyst that is not consumed by the reaction itself.
Berzelius is also credited with originating the chemical terms “protein “catalysis”, “polymer”, “isomer” and “allotrope” all og Greek origin.