We’re asked to determine which conditions would increase the rate of this reaction between sulfur and oxygen gas.
Additionally, remember the Le Chatelier’s principle: If a system (chemical reaction) is at equilibrium and we disturb it then the system will readjust to maintain it’s equilibrium state.
Consider the following reaction: 2S(s) + 3O 2(g) → 2SO3(g) + heat
The rate of this reaction could be increased by
A. Decreasing temperature
B. Adding a catalyst
C. Increasing the concentration of S(s)
D. Increasing the concentration of SO 3(g)
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