Problem: Consider the Potential Energy vs. Reaction Coordinate diagram shown to the right. For each of the following questions, circle the best answer.If the temperature is raised, i) the rate constant for the forward  reaction will increase more than the rate constant for the back reactionii) the rate constant for the back reaction will increase more than the rate constant for the forward reactioniii) both rate constant will increase to the same extent

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For this problem, we have to determine which among the statement is true when the temperature is raised

  • In this case, we can estimate the sign of ΔH by using the reaction diagram provided
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Consider the Potential Energy vs. Reaction Coordinate diagram shown to the right. For each of the following questions, circle the best answer.

If the temperature is raised, 

i) the rate constant for the forward  reaction will increase more than the rate constant for the back reaction

ii) the rate constant for the back reaction will increase more than the rate constant for the forward reaction

iii) both rate constant will increase to the same extent

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