How does dilution affect the reaction rate?

1 Answer

Answer:

The more the solution of a reactant is diluted, the slower the reaction will occur.

Explanation:

The key thing you need to understand here is that chemical reactions depend on reactant particles bumping into each other (collision theory).

The more concentrated a reactant is, the more likely it will be to bump into other reactants and product chemical change.

Here is video of a quick lab performed to test this. In the video, varying concentrations of #Na_2S_2O_3# are allowed to react with HCl. A timer is included in the video so you can see how the changing concentration changes the overall speed of the reaction!


video from: Noel Pauller

Hope this helps!