How does temperature affect SN1 reactions?
A rise in temperature should accelerate a bond-breaking reaction......
Of course, temperature increase generally increases the rate of most chemical reactions, however, for a typical
And this is the rate determining step of the reaction.........
And because this, the rate determining step, involves BOND-BREAKING, we would predict that an increase in temperature should result in the production of more
Another way to look at this is to include heat, i.e.
If we raise the temperature, we supply