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Rat of reaction problems i have no idea how to do

  1. Jun 30, 2009 #1
    A certin chemical reaction is carried out at 45C and the rate observed is 280M/s. What will the rate of the reaction be at 55C?

    i have no idea what equation to use for this problem could someone break it down for me step by step
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  3. Jul 1, 2009 #2


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    In general this type of questions is solved with Arrhenius equation. However, you are not given enough information to use it.

    My bet is that you are expected to use a rule of thumb that states that reaction gets twice faster when temperature grows by 10 deg C. Just remember that this is an approximation of approximation :wink:
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