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Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:08 pm
by veneziaramirez 3I
Does increasing the concentration of the reactants increase the rate of the reaction?

Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:13 pm
by Jasmine Wu 1L
Yes, it does. For reactions to occur, the particles must collide and also have sufficient energy to cause that reaction. By increasing the concentration, you are also increasing the chances and frequency of collision between those particles.

Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 pm
by Maeve Gallagher 1J
Yes because rate=k(conc. R)^n, so rate is proportional to the concentration of the reactants. This means that is concentration increases, rate increases.

Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:33 pm
by Peri Bingham 1G
Since concentration and rate are directly proportional, an increase (or decrease) in the concentration will cause an increase (or decrease) in the rate.

Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:42 pm
by Sophia Bozone 2G
yes, the reactions we are dealing with have a favorable forward reaction, and because we are typically dealing with them from the beginning of the reaction, they have not yet hit equilibrium. Therefore, an increase in reactants will increase the rate of the reaction

Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:15 pm
by Joyce Gu 1E
yes, because the frequency of collisions between the two reactants will increase if the concentration increases