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Postby kevinolvera1j » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:10 pm

Does the size of the reactant influence the rate? I.E. is a bigger molecule consumed at a faster rate than say a hydrogen atom?

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Re: size

Postby Dina Marchenko 2J » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:41 pm

I believe only the stoichiometric coefficient of the reaction would impact the rate (ie- if 2 or 1 or 3 molecules are colliding, etc.)

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Re: size

Postby Abby Soriano 1J » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:48 pm

I would assume that it would make it easier for the molecules to collide if they were bigger in size, so it is possible that the rate would increase, but I'm not too sure.

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Re: size

Postby Anthony Hatashita 4H » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:35 pm

It's possible given that it would be able to come into contact with more at one time, but for this class I'm pretty sure just the stoichiometric coefficients matter.

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Re: size

Postby KnarGeghamyan1B » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:44 am

Smaller particles have more surface area, which allow for the possibility of more collisions and increase the rate.

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Re: size

Postby Philomena 4F » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:01 pm

I read that if a particle (ie. solid reactant) is broken down into small bits, it leads to greater surface area and a faster reaction rate. But it doesn't affect the formed products in any way.

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Re: size

Postby Ayushi2011 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:02 pm

No, only stoichiometric coeffecients affect the rate of a reaction, not the size of the reactant molecules.

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