Rate of reaction

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Rate of reaction

Postby 405318478 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:03 pm

What factors influence rate of reaction for a reaction reaching equilibrium? For example, does higher concentration influence rate of reaction to equilibrium?

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Re: Rate of reaction

Postby Subashni Rajiv 1K » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:23 pm

When the concentration of the reactants increase, the reaction rate increases and vice versa when the concentration of the reactants decrease.

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Re: Rate of reaction

Postby nicolely2F » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:27 pm

The main factors are catalyst (addition of a substance that doesn't take part in the reaction but speeds it up, e.g. by decreasing energy required to break bonds), pressure, temperature, and concentration. This topic is pretty fundamental so I'm sure Dr Lavelle will be covering it in the near future, most likely under kinetics. I'd say don't worry about it now :)

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