I'm trying to understand what are the main factors that influence the reaction rate of an irreversible exothermic reaction.
I think these could be the main factors:
- chemical nature of the reagents and their concentration;
- nature of the solution (homogeneous or heterogeneous)
- presence of catalysts
(Let me know if I missed some factors or added one or two that had nothing to do with what I'm looking for.)
But I struggle understanding how the temperature influences an exothermic reaction. I can't use Le Chatelier's principle since the reaction is not reversible, so how do I know what is the effect of (for example) an increased temperature on such reaction?
I'm prone to think that an increased temperature will bring more products, but then again I'm not so sure since is an irreversible reaction.