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Solution: Temperature dependence of the rate constant for methyl isonitrile conversion to acetonitrile.Would you expect this curve to eventually go back down to lower values? Why or why not?

Problem

A graph shows a J-shaped curve for the reaction CH3NC goes to CH3CN. The x-axis is temperature (degrees C), ranging from 180 to 250 with intervals of 10. The y-axis is k (s-1), ranging from 1 times 10 -3  to  3 x 10-3 with one interval at 2 times 10-3.


Temperature dependence of the rate constant for methyl isonitrile conversion to acetonitrile.

Would you expect this curve to eventually go back down to lower values? Why or why not?