The @[email protected] of a chemical reaction by a series of @[email protected] (which may include the solvated hydrogen ion) so that the rate of the catalysed part of the reaction is given by \(\sum k_{\text{HA}}\ [HA]\) multiplied by some function of @[email protected] concentrations. (The acids HA are unchanged by the overall reaction.) General @[email protected] by acids can be experimentally distinguished from @[email protected] by hydrogen cations (@[email protected]) by observation of the @[email protected] as a function of buffer concentration.
See also:
catalytic coefficient
intramolecular catalysis
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1117 [Terms] [Paper]