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Temperature and the Arrhenius Equation

APCHEM-78YAA7

According to the Arrhenius equation, $k= { Ae }^{ \frac{-E_a}{RT}}$, which of the following happens to the rate constant $k$ of the reaction as the temperature of the reaction is increased?

A

The rate constant would decrease.

B

The rate constant would increase.

C

There is no effect in either direction.

D

It cannot be determined from the given information.