Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors


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How is reaction rate measured?

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1. Suppose you were teaching a science class to middle school students. Because you want to show them an impressive chemical reaction, you decide to dissolve zinc in hydrochloric acid. You add more acid than usual and throw in pieces of zinc. What factor is not going to impact the reaction rate?

2. What does an increase in temperature do to the reaction rate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to test your knowledge of factors that modify a chemical reaction. You will need to know the factors that can affect chemical reaction rates and other information reviewed in the lesson to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of rate
  • Factors that affect rate
  • Facts about reaction rates
  • How to decrease the rate of reaction

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the increase and decrease reaction rates
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about factors that affect the reaction rate
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information about chemical reactions and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

To learn more about chemical reactions, review the accompanying lesson titled Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors. The objectives covered include:

  • Define reaction rate
  • Review collision theory
  • Understand how temperature affects the reaction rate
  • Review reaction rate vs concentration
  • Understand how surface affects the reaction rate
  • Know how a catalyst affects the reaction rate