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If an acid in a reaction becomes more concentrated will the rate of reaction increase or decrease?

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Increase. There are more particles per unit volume so more frequent collisions so the rate of reaction increases. Pure acids (where there is no water present at all) behave differently but this is only a consideration at A level and beyond.

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