Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 16 - Problems: 16.2

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

The pressure and volume of a gas are inversely proportional. Therefore, as you increase the pressure on a gas, the volume decreases. This means that as the pressure on a gas increases, the gas has less space to spread out and the particles are closer together. As the volume of a gas decreases, the particles are naturally forced closer together. Therefore, they will collide more often and the rate of the reaction will increase.
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