Temperature dependence of the reaction rate
The reaction rate (RG) is usually strongly dependent on the temperature. The approach applies to many reactions
is called the reaction rate constant. “... constant” indicates that the factor does not depend on the amount of substance of the reaction components involved.
For many organic reactions, a doubling of the reaction rate is observed if, under otherwise identical conditions, the reaction temperature is around 10 is increased.
- Rule of thumb
The temperature dependence of the reaction rate for many reactions can be quantitatively described by an exponential function, the so-called Arrhenius equation.