Collision model

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Collision model

Postby Megan Purl 1E » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:30 pm

What is the difference between a collision model and an activated complex model? Will we need to know it for the final?

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Re: Collision model

Postby SitharaMenon2B » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:41 pm

The collision model assumes the reactants change immediately into products when they collide, while in the activated complex model it first forms an activated complex, and changes into products or reactants based on the amount of energy. I don't think we need to know the models in detail, since the outline just says know how to "Explain how the collision model and activated complex model account for the temperature
dependence of reactions."

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