What would diluting the vinegar do to the rate of a reaction between vinegar and sodium hydroxide? decrease the rate of reaction increase the rate of reaction delay the reaction's start have no effect whatsoever?

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/05/2020 - 12:21 AM

Answered by admin AT 29/05/2020 - 12:21 AM

Vinegar is aceti acid diluted in water.

The reaction of vinegar with sodium hydroxide is:

CH3COOH + NaOH ---> CH3COONa + H2O

That is an acid-base reaction.

The speed of reaction is proportional to the concentrations of the reactants.

Then, given thatn when you dilute the vinegar you decrease the concentration of CH3COOH, the rate of reaction will decrease.

Answer: decrease the rate of reaction.

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