It is well known that chemical reactions proceed at different speeds under different conditions. One of the main factors known to determine the rates of chemical reactions is the temperature. In this exercise the effect of temperature on the rate of a simple reaction was investigated.
For a chemical reaction to occur, the particles of the reactants must collide with sufficient energy. An increase of thermal energy (corresponding to a rise in temperature) means that the particles will move more rapidly and collisions will become more numerous. However, the main effect of temperature comes from the increase of the Continue reading...