Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 11 - Chemical Kinetics: Rates of Reactions - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 523: 9d


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We know that increased surface area increases the reaction rate. Thus, the rate of dissolution will be faster for the smaller particles than for the larger ones. From this, we know that the rock candy sugar will dissolve the slowest, while the powdered sugar will dissolve the fastest.
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