Increasing the surface area of a solid?
this question doesn't make much sense, but to increase the surface area of a 3D solid such as a cube or a pyramid or a sphere, I guess u would just add more mass to it
The powdered solid has a greater surface area than the single lump of solid. So the larger the surface area of the solid, the faster the reaction will be. Increasing the surface area of the solid increases the chances of collision taking place between the molecules of reactants, if it is a reaction in liquid or gaseous phase.
It has to do with surface area. A crushed quantity of a solid substance has a much greater surface area than the solid chunk. The gas reacts with the surface of a solid. The same is true for solids and liquids. Pulverizing or grinding a substance increases the rate of reaction, many small particles have more total area than large particles.So by increasing the surface area of reactants it allows collisions with other reactants which…
There is no such thing as "surface area" of "solubility" since the latter refers to the maximum concentration in the solution of a solid (or liquid) in a liquid. "Surface area", as applied to such a phenomenon is meaningless. However, by *increasing* the surface area of, say, a salt, by grinding it, will increase its solubility. Maybe *that* is what the questioner meant.
The rate of a chemical reaction can be raised by increasing the surface area of a solid reactant. This is done by cutting the substance into small pieces, or by grinding it into a powder. If the surface area of a reactant is increased: More particles are exposed to the other reactant, there are more collisions, the rate of reaction increases.