The Effect Of Temperature On The Reaction Rate Of Hydrochloric Acid And Magnesium

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Aim: To investigate the effect of temperature on the reaction rate of hydrochloric acid and magnesium.
Introduction: Chemistry happens everywhere, not just in a lab. Matter interacts to form new substances through a process called a chemical reaction. Your body lives and grows because of chemical reactions, whether by taking medicine or even a breath. A chemical reaction is defined as the process that involves rearrangement of the ionic structure of a substance. A reaction rate is how fast or slow a reaction takes place. Chemicals that proceed quickly have a fast reaction rate, whereas slowly proceeding chemicals have a slow reaction rate. There are many ways to increase the reaction rate of chemicals, for example temperature. If the temperature of the substance is increased, the particles would have higher kinetic energy resulting in more & more collisions. A greater proportion of collisions results in a reaction. Magnesium and Hydrochloric Acid are the two chemicals investigated throughout. Magnesium is an important supplement in the human body as well as its uses in many lightweight products such as car seats, luggage as well as fireworks and sparklers. Hydrochloric Acid can be found in the human body as a digestive acid.
Question: Does temperature make a reaction rate change?
Hypothesis: If Hydrochloric Acid & Magnesium were placed in hot water then it is expected that the reaction rate would be faster than the substance placed in cold water.
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