- The speed of a reaction can be observed either by how quickly the reactants are used up or how quickly the products are formed. It's usually a lot easier to measure products forming.
- The rate of reaction can be calculated using this equation:
Rate of reaction = amount of reactant used or amount of product formed / Time
There are three different ways that the speed of a reaction can be measured:
- This is when the product of the reaction is a precipitate which clouds the solution.
- Observe a mark through the soution and measure how long it takes for it to disappear.
- The faster the mark disappears, the quicker the reaction.
- This only works for reactions where the initial solution is see-through.
- The result is very…