Problem: Which of the following reactions would you expect to proceed at a faster rate at room temperature? Why? (Hint: Think about which reaction would have the lower activation energy.)2Ce4+ (aq) + Hg 22+ (aq) → 2Ce3+ (aq) + 2Hg2+ (aq)H3O+ (aq) + OH - (aq) → 2H 2O (l)

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Which of the following reactions would you expect to proceed at a faster rate at room temperature? Why? (Hint: Think about which reaction would have the lower activation energy.)

2Ce4+ (aq) + Hg 22+ (aq) → 2Ce3+ (aq) + 2Hg2+ (aq)

H3O+ (aq) + OH - (aq) → 2H 2O (l)

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