Factors That Affect Reaction Rate
In some cases we want reactions to proceed quickly, for example, for air bag deployment or certain processes used in manufacturing. In other cases, we want reactions to proceed slowly, such as the corrosion of car parts or aging. Scientists have discovered many factors, or variables, that can be manipulated to change the rate of a reaction. In this investigation, you explore one factor that may alter the rate of a reaction and share what you've found with your classmates.
How can we speed up or slow down a chemical reaction?