A student working in lab is reacting calcium oxide with water by dropping lumps of calcium oxide into the distilled water.
CaO (s) + H2O (ℓ) → Ca(OH)2 (aq)
Which actions or changes can the student make to increase the number of effective collisions between CaO and H2O?
In order to increase the number of effective collisions the student can:
- Add heat
- Decrease the amount of water
- Grind up the lumps of calcium oxide.