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

1 Answer

The rate increases exponentially as the temperature increases.


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 #"reaction rate vs." T# looks like this:

Hope this helps!