# Problem: Which statement best describes the relationship between activation energy and rate of reaction?A.Increasing the activation energy can increase the rate of a reaction.B.Reducing the activation energy can increase the rate of a reaction.C.There is no relationship between activation energy and rate of a reaction.D.Reducing the activation energy can decrease the rate of a reaction.

###### FREE Expert Solution

The relationship between activation energy and rate of reaction (k) can be derived using the Arrhenius equation.

The Arrhenius Equation shows the dependence of the rate constant (kon the pre-exponential factor, absolute temperature and activation energy of the reaction.

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Which statement best describes the relationship between activation energy and rate of reaction?

A.Increasing the activation energy can increase the rate of a reaction.

B.Reducing the activation energy can increase the rate of a reaction.

C.There is no relationship between activation energy and rate of a reaction.

D.Reducing the activation energy can decrease the rate of a reaction.

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