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A song about the nature of catalysts - which bring together molecules to make a reaction happening more likely. If you ever wanted to hear about the Haber process in song, now's your chance!


There's a reaction / I want to happen / Yeah I want it to take place
But it happens so slow / I want it to go / faster and quicken the pace
Luckily I know / to start the show / there's a way I can get my wish
All I need / to increase the speed / is find the right catalyst
Hand me a catalyst ! Bam Bam! x3

For example ammonia which has the formula NH3
Needs more than just nitrogen and hydrogen for making it with ease
The gases are mixed with an iron catalyst at a ratio of 1 to 3
The final twist a high pressure squish and 400 degrees

spoken middle
catalyst your worth it / your an idea that we worship / we kneel at the altar / of the ADSORPTION church
holding together molecules / that may not want to mix / so they can come together / and the reaction is made quick / all thanks to a catalyst

There's a reaction / I want to happen / the rate to increase
With a catalyst / I can make it quick / thanks to lower activation energies
Thats the threshold where a reaction goes on and tales place
Helping it go low / stops the go slow / making catalysts ace


from Giant Leaps, released February 29, 2012
Performed by Professor Karmadillo/Ben Garnett. Backing Vocals Kate Fleet.



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