# In general, what is the relationship between temperature and the rate for a chemical reaction?

Jul 22, 2016

The rate increases exponentially as the temperature increases.

#### Explanation:

When we increase the temperature of one of the reactants in a chemical reaction, this increases the particles kinetic energy, making them move much faster than they were before.

This also increases the chance of a more successful collision and the rate of reaction.

"rate constant" = Ae^((-E_a)/(RT)

If $A , {E}_{a}$, and $R$ are constant, a typical plot of $\text{reaction rate vs.} T$ looks like this:

Hope this helps!