Increasing Concentration of Reactants

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Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Postby veneziaramirez 3I » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:08 pm

Does increasing the concentration of the reactants increase the rate of the reaction?

Jasmine Wu 1L
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Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Postby Jasmine Wu 1L » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:13 pm

Yes, it does. For reactions to occur, the particles must collide and also have sufficient energy to cause that reaction. By increasing the concentration, you are also increasing the chances and frequency of collision between those particles.

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Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Postby Maeve Gallagher 1J » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 pm

Yes because rate=k(conc. R)^n, so rate is proportional to the concentration of the reactants. This means that is concentration increases, rate increases.

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Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Postby Peri Bingham 1G » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:33 pm

Since concentration and rate are directly proportional, an increase (or decrease) in the concentration will cause an increase (or decrease) in the rate.

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Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Postby Sophia Bozone 2G » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:42 pm

yes, the reactions we are dealing with have a favorable forward reaction, and because we are typically dealing with them from the beginning of the reaction, they have not yet hit equilibrium. Therefore, an increase in reactants will increase the rate of the reaction

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Re: Increasing Concentration of Reactants

Postby Joyce Gu 1E » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:15 pm

yes, because the frequency of collisions between the two reactants will increase if the concentration increases


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