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Maxwell-Boltzmann Graph


Based on the Maxwell-Boltzmann graph showing the number of molecules for a gas versus the speed of the molecules, which of the following indicates that a unimolecular reaction will occur with a faster rate?

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Dealing with a gas indicates that the molecules will only react when the molecules collide with the container due to the wide distribution of the particles.


Increasing the pressure of the system will force the molecules closer together, increasing the number of collisions resulting in a faster reaction.


A homogeneous catalyst must be used to start any unimolecular reaction involving gases.


Decreasing the temperature of the system will increase the average kinetic energy of the molecules, resulting in a greater number of collisions needed to start the reaction.