FAQ’s about Factors Affecting Rate of Reactions in JEE

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the JEE (joint entrance examination) every year. It is a platform to provide admissions to the aspiring candidates across the country, into the prestigious technical colleges of our country. Candidates must work tirelessly with intensive hard work and focus for obtaining success in this examination. A few important chapters and some concepts are highly significant as there is a pattern in which these questions repeat every year. Going through these questions will give you a fair idea about your preparation status and help you to utilize the remaining time before the examination. At this moment you should focus on selective study and go through the important topics.

Factors Affecting the Rate of Reaction

Q.What are the important topics in factors affecting the rate of reaction?

Ans – Following are the concepts that should be studied carefully:

  1. Nature of the reactants – this includes the physical state of the reactants, physical size of the reactants, chemical nature of the reactant.
  2. concentration of reactants
  3. Effect of temperature
  4. Catalyst – presence of positive catalyst or presence of a negative catalyst

Q. How to approach a question on factors affecting rate of reactions?

Q.The rate of a reaction triples when temperature changes from 20oC to 50oC. Calculate the energy of activation for the reaction (R = 8.314 JK-1mol-1).

Ans:  The Arrhenius equation is \( log_{10} \frac{k_2}{k_1} = \frac{E_a}{( R \times 2.303)} [ \frac {(T_2 – T_1)}{(T_1 T_2)}] \)

Given:  \( \frac {k^2}{k^1}\) = 3; R=8.314 JK-1 mol–1; T1 = 20 + 273 = 293 K

and   T2 = 50 + 273 = 323 K

Subtracting the given values in the Arrhenius equation,

log10 3 = \(\frac {E_a}{(8.314 \times 2.303)} [ \frac {(323 -293)}{(323 \times 293)}] \)

Ea = (2.303 × 8.314×323 × 293×0.477)/30

= 28811.8 J mol-1

= 28.8118 kJ mol.-1

Books for reference

Refer NCERT textbook for class 12th . This book contains all the details in a very precise manner. A quick view of this can help you to understand the fundamental concepts and their applications. The important points are neatly mentioned in the book making it the most student-friendly book. Some other important reference books include books by O. P. Tandon and P. Bahadur. For more details download Byju’s the learning app.


Practise This Question

A gas is enclosed in a closed pot. On keeping this pot in a train moving with high speed, the temperature of the gas