Chemical Kinetics

The rate of a chemical reaction doubles for every 10ºC rise of temperature. If the temperature is raised by 50ºC, the rate of the reaction increases by about

  1. 10 times
  2. 24 times
  3. 32 times
  4. 64 times

Answer

Rate at 50°C/(Rate at T1°C)

= (2)ΔT/T1 

= (2)50/10

= 25

The correct option is C.