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When petrol is burned in the engine of a car, the combustion is not complete and some carbon monoxide, CO, is produced. Nitrogen monoxide. NO, is another exhaust gas. These gases can be removed by a catalytic converter in the exhaust system.
NO(g) + CO(g) ---> CO2(g) + 1/2N2(g)

b. Explain why petrol that contain lead should not be used in cars fitted with a catalytic converter.
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(Original post by qwetredfes)
When petrol is burned in the engine of a car, the combustion is not complete and some carbon monoxide, CO, is produced. Nitrogen monoxide. NO, is another exhaust gas. These gases can be removed by a catalytic converter in the exhaust system.
NO(g) + CO(g) ---> CO2(g) + 1/2N2(g)

b. Explain why petrol that contain lead should not be used in cars fitted with a catalytic converter.
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Catalytic converters were invented so that cars designed for leaded fuel could use unleaded fuel when Four-Star and later LRP ceased to be available.
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Lead poisons catalytic converters, it binds permanently preventing any substrate from reaching the active sites.
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