question 15.79 b

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Emily Mei 1B
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question 15.79 b

Postby Emily Mei 1B » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:11 am

Can anyone explain why kinetics controls reactions at lower temperatures, but not higher ones? The explanation doesn't make sense in the book (reference 15.79).

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Re: question 15.79 b

Postby Curtis Tam 1J » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:06 am

Since this particular reaction is producing product at low temperatures, this means it has a low activation energy, which means that it is under kinetic control as opposed to producing product at high temperatures, which is defined as under thermodynamic control in the problem.

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