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For a given reaction, adding a catalyst increases the rate of the reaction by (1) providing an alternate reaction pathway that has a higher activation energy (2) providing an alternate reaction pathway that has a lower activation energy (3) using the same reaction pathway and increasing the activation energy (4) using the same reaction pathway and decreasing the activation energy

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zenithbright

The answer is (2) providing an alternate reaction pathway that has a lower activation energy. The lower activation energy will lead to the increase of rate of the reaction.

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