We’re being asked to determine the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction.
We will base our answer on collision theory and Arrhenius concept. In collision theory, we look at all the different factors that have to be taken into account whenever reactant molecules collide in order for products to be successfully created.
This involves the Arrhenius Equation shown below:
A = Frequency Factor
Ea = Energy of Activation
R = Gas Constant = 8.314 J/(mol∙K)
T = Temperature
In general, as the temperature increases, the rate of a chemical reaction:
A. increase due to an increased activation energy
B. increases only for an endothermic reaction
C. increases because bonds are weakened
D. increases due to a greater number of effective collisions
E. is not changed
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