from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An SI unit of catalytic activity, measured in moles per second. One katal is the catalytic activity that raises the rate of a chemical reaction by one mole per second.
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- noun In the
International System of Units, the derived unitof catalytic activity; one moleper second. Symbol: kat.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The name, katalize (pronounced cattle-eyes) represents a fusion of the term katal (unit for measuring catalytic activity) and process of catalysis (the acceleration of the reaction rate of a reaction by means of a substance, called a catalyst).