The addition of a catalyst is known to increase the rate constant of a reaction by providing an easier pathway for the reaction to occur, one with lesser activation energy.
My doubt is:
Is it possible that the addition of a catalyst, alters the order of a reaction?
I haven't come across any such reaction so far, so it'd be great if someone could provide an example as well; if the reaction order can be changed upon addition of catalyst
Sometimes, catalysts participate in the reaction; but are regenerated in the end without change in mass and chemical composition. The very fact that a catalyst can participate in a reaction, should mean that it can influence the reaction's order, right?