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16.2 Activation energy

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

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Rate Determination and Activation Energy

Experiment #35 from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • React solutions of crystal violet and sodium hydroxide at four different temperatures.
  • Measure and record the effect of temperature on the reaction rate and rate constant.
  • Calculate the activation energy, Ea, for the reaction.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Chemistry
Section
Additional Higher Level (AHL)
Topic
16. Chemical Kinetics

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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