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What does it mean for a reaction to be kinetically/thermodynamically controlled? How does temperature affect a reaction that is kinetically controlled?
It means that the outcome of the reaction is controlled by two factors: stability of products (Thermo) and rate of product production (Kinetics). Temperature comes into play because at low temperatures a reaction would be favored in the forward and relies on the rates of formation. Higher temperature could possible allow for the reaction to be reversible, depending on the reaction. At very high temperature, the reaction would be reversible and entirely dependent on equilibrium constants.
can that tell you anything about the rate of the reaction?
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