relationship between Temperature and rate constants

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Nick_Kopooshian_3C
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relationship between Temperature and rate constants

Postby Nick_Kopooshian_3C » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:41 am

based on the information in the course reader, the higher the temperature gets, the greater the rate constant is for the reaction, but then how come the answer to question 15.79 on page 661 says that at lower temperatures, the rate constant is larger?

Vera Ong 3H
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Re: relationship between Temperature and rate constants

Postby Vera Ong 3H » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:40 am

From my understanding, the question shows that kinetic energy would be predominant at low temperatures since the activation required for the reaction to happen is so low that it won't take much kinetic energy for things to occur. I don't think this refers to the rate constant becoming larger in this scenario. This refers to a lower activation energy


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