# Problem: A certain reaction has an activation energy of 300 kJ/mol. As you increase the temperature the reaction rate will and the activation energy will .A. increase; increaseB. increase; decreaseC. increase; stay the sameD. decrease; increaseE. decrease; decreaseF. decrease; stay the same

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to determine what happens as you increase the temperature to the reaction rate and activation energy.

We need to use the two-point form of the Arrhenius Equation:

where:

k = rate constant

Ea = activation energy (in J/mol)

R = gas constant (8.314 J/mol • K)

T = temperature (in K)

A = Arrhenius constant or frequency factor

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###### Problem Details

A certain reaction has an activation energy of 300 kJ/mol. As you increase the temperature the reaction rate will and the activation energy will .

A. increase; increase

B. increase; decrease

C. increase; stay the same

D. decrease; increase

E. decrease; decrease

F. decrease; stay the same