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If the concentration of a reactant is decreased, will the speed of the reaction increase or decrease? Explain.

I understand that if the concentration of a reactant is INCREASED, the frequency of coliision increases, making the rate of reaction increase. How aboout when the concentration is decreased?

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    You are correct that increasing the concn increases the rate and for the very reasons you site. Then wouldn't you expect decreasing the concn would have just the opposite effect?

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    That is my guess, that decreasing the concnetration of a reactant will decrease the rate of the reaction because there is a decrease in the frequency of collisions. Am I right?

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    Yes, doesn't that make sense to you?

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    It does, thank you for the help! :)

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