What is the rate of reaction? What is so important about it? What is it?

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What is the rate of reaction? How do you use it? Where do you use it? What do you use it for? What do we learn about it for? What knowlegde do you get out of this?

Posted Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 18:21 by Saigo Takormori

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The rate of reaction is how fast a reaction occurs. There are 3 main ways a rate of reaction can be speed up:

  • Concnetration-Increasing the concentration means a higher Probablity of Collisons
  • Temperature-Giving the reactants more energy, move around faster, higher likelihood of collisions
  • Catalyst-a surface for the reaction to occur on, higher probability
Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 18:33 by Josh
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In addition to the answer above:

You need it to know how quickly things will take to react, like in industry- it is important to be efficient in order to save money and time. It also ensures you don't waste as many resources.

Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 18:55 by economicsrocks
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cheers, guys, helped a lot!

Answered Sun 3rd March, 2013 @ 16:06 by Saigo Takormori