A Chemical Reaction

1303 Words May 8th, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction: In everything there are things called particles; and sometimes when two particles meet a chemical reaction occurs. Also, with different strategies the chemical reaction can be sped up or slowed down. This is measured with reaction rate which is used to measure the length of a chemical reaction.
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It was predicted that the reaction rate would change due to different temperatures. This was expected due to the collision theory. The collision theory states that for a chemical reaction to occur the reactant particles have to collide with each other with a required amount of energy behind them. With the required research it was discovered that it was possible to measure the reaction rate two different ways. This included measuring the rate when the reactant is used up or measuring the rate once the product has been created. (Collision theory and rates of reaction, 2013)
There are four different things that decide the reaction rate. This includes the temperature, the concentration of the solution, the surface area of the reactant and whether a catalyst is in place. An increase in temperature can make…
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