## Frequency factor A

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

Ashley McClearnen 1B
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### Frequency factor A

Can someone please explain what the frequency factor, A, is and what it tells us.

Katelyn Pham 4E
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### Re: Frequency factor A

In the book it says "A is a measure of the rate at which molecules collide" and this rate refers to the frequency of molecules colliding.

Rogelio Bazan 1D
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### Re: Frequency factor A

Since Dr. Llavelle went over this at the end of the lecture I did not get great notes on it, but what I did get was that 'When they collide, it is Frequency Factor A'. So I assume that Frequency A is in reference to the rate at which the molecules collide. Hope this helps.

shouse1f
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### Re: Frequency factor A

in lecture today it was explained that frequency factor, A, has to do with reactants must have correct orientation when they collide. Dr. Lavelle also mentioned when A increases k decreases

Max Hayama 4K
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### Re: Frequency factor A

I believe Professor Lavelle mentioned that the frequency factor is the percent of successful collisions. So if 10% of collisions are successful based off orientation, the frequency factor, A, will be .10.

Ray Guo 4C
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### Re: Frequency factor A

In the book, A is just called the pre-exponential factor. I think it will become clearer in the next lecture as we get into collision theory. Then you see what constants are included in A.
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LorenzoDuvergne3I
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### Re: Frequency factor A

Were any of the other terms mentioned in lecture today?

sophiebillings1E
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### Re: Frequency factor A

I'm pretty sure its the percent of successful collisions.