What do catalytic converters do?

Cars are complicated, there's lots of parts that do lots of things most of us will probably never understand it all. Well we can at least tackle one of those mysteries today. You've probably heard of something called a catalytic converter, right? And you've probably heard that it's important. Well that's true! But why? What does it do, why is it essential, and how does it do it? It's actually very very cool tbh.

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Cars are complicated, there's lots of parts that do lots of things most of us will probably never understand it all. Well we can at least tackle one of those mysteries today. You've probably heard of something called a catalytic converter, right? And you've probably heard that it's important. Well that's true! But why? What does it do, why is it essential, and how does it do it? It's actually very very cool tbh.

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References from this episode

  1. https://youtu.be/I1YLPfSuNXY
  2. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/celebrating-chemistry-editions/2021-ncw/catalytic-converters.html
  3. https://cen.acs.org/synthesis/catalysis/optimize-precious-metal-usage-catalytic/100/i10
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  5. https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/vi/inspection/inspectioncriteria.aspx
  6. https://www.epa.gov/transportation-air-pollution-and-climate-change/frequent-questions-related-transportation-air
  7. https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/air-emissions/air-emissions
  8. https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry_Textbook_Maps/Supplemental_Modules_(Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry)/Kinetics/07%3A_Case_Studies-_Kinetics/7.01%3A_Catalytic_Converters
  9. Organic chemistry Solomons 11th edition
  10. Chemistry 2nd Edition Open Stax Robinson, Langley, Theopold & Flowers 
  11. Solomons Organic Chemistry 11th Edition


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