Explain how changing the surface area of a solid can affect the rate of reaction

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Explain how changing the surface area of a solid can affect the rate of reaction.

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Jun 25th, 2015

Larger the surface area, higher will be the rate of the reaction. 

The more finely divided the solid is, the faster the reaction happens. A powdered solid will normally produce a faster reaction than if the same mass is present as a single lump. The powdered solid has a greater surface area than the single lump.

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