Will surface area have an effect on the rate of reaction between:

Chemistry
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Will surface area have an effect on the rate of reaction between:

- two gases

- a positive ion and a negative ion, both in aqueous solution

- a solid and a gas

Explain each answer.

Jan 13th, 2015

two gases: No – gases mix so thoroughly that all molecules may contact

all other molecules

a positive ion and a negative ion, both in aqueous solution: No – ions in

aqueous solution mix so thoroughly that all molecules may contact all

other molecules

a solid and a gas: Yes – increasing surface area of the solid should

increase the reaction rate. Since gases and solids do not mix together, the

only place they can react is at the surface of the solid where the solid and

gaseous species meet


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