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Vanadium (V) oxide is used as catalyst in the reaction below.2 SO2 (g) + O2 (g) --->  2 SO3 (g) Explain how Vanadium (V) oxide is able to reduce activation energy and to increase the rate of the reaction.

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Vanadium (V) oxide (V2O5) is used as a catalyst for the oxidation of sulfur dioxide to sulfur trioxide.  It is able to catalyze this reaction because it releases oxygen (O2) when heated up.  The...

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