Flashcards in C8: Rates of Reaction Deck (20):
Avg. Rate of Reaction=
Amount of reactant used or amount of product formed / Time
4 factors that affect the Rate of Reaction
Conc. of solutions/ Pressure of gases
Presence of a catalyst
An explanation of chemical reactions in terms of reacting particles colliding with sufficient energy for a reaction to take place.
The minimum energy needed for a reaction to take place.
What 2 factors make a reaction more likely to occur?
> Increasing the frequency of particle's collisions.
> Increasing the energy they contain when they collide.
What effect does a larger Surface Area have on the rate of reaction?
It does not result in collisions with more energy, but it does increase the frequency of collisions.
Increasing the surface area of an object...
...increases its rate of reaction.
How does raising the temperature affect the rate of reaction?
Why does heating a substance increase its rate of reaction?
> When a substance is heated, energy is transferred to its particles.
> This means that the particles move around faster, causing them, to collide more frequently.
> This gives them more chances to react.
(THIS FACTOR IS LESS IMPORTANT THAN THE FACT THAT THE COLLISIONS CONTAIN MORE ENERGY)
How does heating a substance affect a particle's energy?
> Because the particles are moving faster, they have more energy.
> This results in a higher proportion of particles having greater energy than activation energy.
> This effects the rate of reaction.
What is the consequence of increasing the concentration of reactants in a solution?
It increases the rate of reaction because there are more particles of the reactants, making the collisions more frequent.
What is not affected by an increase in the pressure or concentration of a substance?
The energy with which particles collide. It only affects the frequency of collisions.
What is the consequence of increasing the pressure of reacting gases?
Gas particles are squashed closer together, which increases the chance of collisions and reactions.
A substance that increases the rate of reaction.
When is Iron used as a catalyst?
When is Platinum used as a catalyst?
Nitric acid production
What can we do to make catalysts as effective as possible?
Increase their SA
When Platinum and Palladium used as catalysts?
In Catalytic Converters inside car engines.
Positives of using catalysts.
> They don't get used up- only a small amount is needed.
> They're good for the environment (don't burn as many fossil fuels).
> Often cheaper than paying for extra energy.