Problem: Which of the following can lower the activation energy for a reaction?a. Increasing the concentration of reactantsb. Raising the temperature of the reactionc. Adding a suitable catalystd. Removing products as the reaction proceedse. Increasing pressure

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We’re being asked to determine which of the following can lower the activation energy for a reaction.


Recall that the activation energy (Ea) is the difference in energy between reactants and transition state. As shown in the diagram below:


Let's take a look at each statement given:

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Which of the following can lower the activation energy for a reaction?

a. Increasing the concentration of reactants
b. Raising the temperature of the reaction
c. Adding a suitable catalyst
d. Removing products as the reaction proceeds
e. Increasing pressure

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