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.

In simple terms, thanks.
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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Jun 25th, 2015

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