# What is the effect of Temperature on rate of reaction?

The effect of Temperature on rate of reaction increases the average kinetic. of particles and thus increasing the frequency of collision and consequently rates of reactions.

Temperature is a major factor that affects rates of reaction by affecting two different parameters which are frequency of collisions and average kinetic of particles.

I will talk about how temperature affects the rate of reaction but we need to remember that there are other factors that do affect rates of reaction.

Temperature in kinetic theory of particles is a measure of the average kinetic energy of particles and as a result increase in temperature tends to increase the average kinetic energy while decrease in temperature decreases the average kinetic energy of particles.

## How can Temperature affect the rate of reaction?

Let’s consider 3 examples on how temperature affects rates of reaction.

So we can look at the reaction below and conclude that at higher temperature the energy content of particles increases (average kinetic energy of particles) thus increasing the frequency of collisions and consequently increasing the rates of reaction.