How does temperature affect the rate of reaction?
Mar 11, 2018
Rate increases with temperature
- When you increase the temperature, you give the particles more heat energy, therefore more kinetic energy.
- This means they will move faster, making the particles collide more frequently than if they were cooler.
- More collisions = Higher number of successful collisions (not all of them form a product)
- More heat energy also means there's more energy for the actual reaction itself to happen