Problem: A certain reaction is studied at room temperature, and gives a straight line plot for 1/[reactant] versus time. Which one of the following statements is true?   a) The same reaction at a higher temperature would yield a similar plot parallel to the original graph, with a smaller value for the y-intercept. b) The same reaction at a higher temperature would yield a plot with a smaller slope than the original graph, but with the same y-intercept. c) The same reaction at a higher temperature would yield a plot with a larger slope than the original graph, but with the same y-intercept. d) The same reaction at a higher temperature would yield a similar plot parallel to the original graph, with a larger value for the y-intercept. e) None of the above.

FREE Expert Solution
83% (206 ratings)
Problem Details

A certain reaction is studied at room temperature, and gives a straight line plot for 1/[reactant] versus time. Which one of the following statements is true?

a) The same reaction at a higher temperature would yield a similar plot parallel to the original graph, with a smaller value for the y-intercept.

b) The same reaction at a higher temperature would yield a plot with a smaller slope than the original graph, but with the same y-intercept.

c) The same reaction at a higher temperature would yield a plot with a larger slope than the original graph, but with the same y-intercept.

d) The same reaction at a higher temperature would yield a similar plot parallel to the original graph, with a larger value for the y-intercept.

e) None of the above.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Identifying Reaction Order concept. If you need more Identifying Reaction Order practice, you can also practice Identifying Reaction Order practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty ofA certain reaction is studied at room temperature, and gives...as medium difficulty.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Chemistry tutor, Jules took 2 minutes and 50 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Mork's class at Concordia College.