Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 12 - Chemical Kinetics - Active Learning Questions: 8

Answer

The rate constant $k$ depends on the nature of the reactants and the temperature.

Work Step by Step

The rate constant changes depending on the nature of the reactants because every reactant will react different with different reactants. The rate constant changes with temperature because a higher temperature will cause the reaction rate to speed up due to an increase in reactant-reactant collisions.
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