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: 16.5

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

Reactants must be moving fast enough and hit each other hard enough for a chemical reaction to take place. Increasing the temperature increases the average speed of the reactant molecules. As more molecules move faster, the number of molecules moving fast enough to react increases, which results in faster formation of products. Also, the activation energy of the reaction is easily achieved when temperature is increased.
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