how to know when to apply left hand limit and right hand limit in limits?
When we have to find left hand limit we have to check at the values of say x = 2 , then for left hand limit we have to check at x= 2- and for right hand limit we have to check at x= 2+.
So it depends upon the type of question . If we have to check the continuity we have to check both limits.
So here since both limits are unequal it is not continuous.
There are two theories of catalysis which is described as follows.
(1) Intermediate compound theory
(i) This theory was proposed by Clement and Desormes in 1806. According to this theory, the desired reaction is brought about by a path involving the formation of an unstable intermediate compound, followed by its decomposition into the desired end products with the regeneration of the catalyst.
(ii) The intermediate compound may be formed in either of two ways
(a) When the intermediate compound is reactive and reacts with the other reactants.
(b) When the intermediate is unstable and decomposes to give the final product.
Where, A, B and C are the reactant molecules and X is the molecule of the catalyst. The first type of reaction sums up to,
While the second to, in many cases, the intermediate compounds postulated to be formed are known compounds and often their presence is detected.