How does temperature affect the rate of reaction?

1 Answer
Mar 11, 2018

Rate increases with temperature


  1. When you increase the temperature, you give the particles more heat energy, therefore more kinetic energy.
  2. This means they will move faster, making the particles collide more frequently than if they were cooler.
  3. More collisions = Higher number of successful collisions (not all of them form a product)
  4. More heat energy also means there's more energy for the actual reaction itself to happen