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Boltzmann distribution is statistical distribution of energies. Temperature just represents the statistical average energy of the molecules in a sample. Boltzmann distribution considers how large % of the population that has other energies, lower or higer.

 

Here are a couple of related links

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell-Boltzmann_distribution

http://www.chemguide.co.uk/physical/basicrates/introduction.html#top

 

/Fredrik

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Higher temperature implies that a large % of the molecules have sufficient energy to exceed the activation energy, thus speeding the overall reaction rate.

 

How the equilibrium point reacts to temperature though, is a different story than kinetics.

 

/Fredrik

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