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in chemistry how does concentration, temperature, and catalysts affect the rate of a reaction?

i know temperature is to do with the collison theory, and catalysts speed up reactions by lowering the activation energy, but i need information in more detail than that if possible...

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(Original post by ainat87)
in chemistry how does concentration, temperature, and catalysts affect the rate of a reaction?

i know temperature is to do with the collison theory, and catalysts speed up reactions by lowering the activation energy, but i need information in more detail than that if possible...

cheers...
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You're right.
Concentration and pressure make the molecules closer together, so there are more collisions, and more collisions are successful(obtain energy higher than Ea) per second -> rate increases.

Temperature makes the molecules move faster, they have higher kinetic energy, so more collisions are successful per second -> rat increases

Catalyst provide another way for reaction with lower Ea, so more collisions obtain energy greater than Ea per second, so rate increases
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thanks... thats very useful. thanks for the help.
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