15.65 c

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Timothy Kim 1B
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15.65 c

Postby Timothy Kim 1B » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:45 pm

Why should k increase more than the k of the reverse reaction?

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Re: 15.65 c

Postby Diego Zavala 2I » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:30 pm

If the reaction is endothermic then increasing the temperature will favor the forward reaction; thus, k(1) will increase more than k'(1). (I do not have the textbook with me, so I might have answered the wrong question)

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Re: 15.65 c

Postby Sandhya Rajkumar 1C » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:26 pm

The higher the activation energy, the stronger the temperature dependance of the rate constant. In this reaction, the forward reaction has a higher activation than the reverse reaction, which is why k of the forward reaction will increase more than k of the reverse reaction.

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