Copper roofs on houses form patina (copper carbonates) over the course of years due to the reaction with oxygen, carbon dioxide
and water in the air. Which of the following statements is incorrect for this process? A) The reaction has a low activation energy.
B) The reaction has a low reaction rate.
C) The formation of patina would occur faster during the summer than the winter.
D) The formation of patina would occur slower at higher altitudes due to lower concentration of reactant. E) Adding a catalyst would increase the rate of patina formation.
In this question, the choice A is wrong because when the copper panels on houses produce a patina (copper oxide) through occur as a consequence of reactions from oxygen and water in the air, these reaction does not have low activation energy because lower activation energy that is stored in a faster response rate.