## Activation Energy and Energy of a Reaction

Brandon Tao 1K
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### Activation Energy and Energy of a Reaction

I wasn't sure where to categorize this post but how does changing temperature change the rate of reaction?

Kennedi2J
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### Re: Activation Energy and Energy of a Reaction

The rate constant, k, is dependent on temperature and directly proportional to it. An increase in temperature would increase k and speed up a reaction.

Aarushi Solanki 4F
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### Re: Activation Energy and Energy of a Reaction

Because k is directly proportional to temperature, it would increase with an increase in temperature.

PranaviKolla2B
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### Re: Activation Energy and Energy of a Reaction

Would a decrease in temperature accordingly lower the value of k?

Daniel Yu 1E
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### Re: Activation Energy and Energy of a Reaction

You can look at arrhenius' equation to see the relationship between reaction rate and temperature.

andrewcj 2C
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### Re: Activation Energy and Energy of a Reaction

It's important to consider whether the reaction is exothermic or endothermic when trying to determine the outcome of changing temperature on a reaction. If the reaction is is exothermic, raising temperature will favor the reverse reaction, which means it will increase the rate of the reverse reaction more than it increases the rate of the forward reaction. The opposite is true for endothermic reactions, in that the rate of the forward reaction will increase more than the rate of the reverse reaction.

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