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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097

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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

How does temperature affect k, the rate constant? Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The effect of temperature on the rate constant is to be explained.

Concept introduction: The relationship between the rate constant and temperature is given by the Arrhenius equation, k=AeEaRT .

To determine: An explanation regarding the effect of temperature on the value of the rate constant.

Explanation

An increase in the temperature of a system increases the number of collisions between the particles that leads to more amount of collisions being successful. Hence, the rate of a reaction increases. This is explained on the basis of the Arrhenius equation.

The relationship between the rate constant and temperature is given by the Arrhenius equation. The Arrhenius equation is,

k=AeEaRT

Where,

  • k is the rate constant.
  • A is the Arrhenius parameter.
  • Ea is the activation energy.
  • R is the universal gas constant.
  • T is the absolute temperature

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