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Conclusion

Eugene Houdry started his own company called Oxy-Catalyst. He did this because he recognised the awful effects that smoke stacks and cars were having on air pollution. Eugene Houdry wanted this problem to stop, and started his own company to show that it was quite possible.

To find out more about Eugene Houdry follow this web link:

http://ae-plus.com/milestones/eugene-houdrys-catalytic-converter

Your task is to write a letter to the Royal Society of Chemistry recommending Eugene Houdry be awarded an Honour in recognition of the importance of his work.

Some things to include in your letter are:

  • A description of what a catalyst is and why they are used.
  • What happens inside a catalytic convertor.
  • What would happen if cars were not fitted with catalytic convertors.
  • Word equations to describe what is happening inside the catalytic convertor.
  • Why Eugene Houdry should be awarded an Honour.

 

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