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What is meant by the term "catalyst support" in the context of solid catalysts?

Option: 1

 The reactant that is converted to products in a catalytic reaction

Option: 2

 The material that the catalyst is applied to

Option: 3

The temperature at which a catalyst is most effective


Option: 4

The concentration of reactants required for a catalytic reaction

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A catalyst support is a material that the catalyst is applied to in order to provide a stable structure and increase the surface area available for reactants to bind to. The support material does not directly participate in the catalytic reaction, but can influence the efficiency and stability of the catalyst.

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