## Frequency Factor

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

Emma Scholes 1L
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### Frequency Factor

What does the frequency factor mean?

Rachel-Weisz3C
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### Re: Frequency Factor

I think frequency factor accounts for the frequency in which two compounds (reactants) will collide with each other at the correct orientation. As mentioned, in class when the frequency factor increases, k will also increase.

RachelCheung1A
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### Re: Frequency Factor

It is the number for the frequency of collisions between reactants.

JT Wechsler 2B
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### Re: Frequency Factor

I believe it is the frequency of collisions between two molecules that are at the correct orientation. If they collide with an incorrect orientation, no reaction will occur.

Rogelio Bazan 1D
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### Re: Frequency Factor

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.

According to another user I found on Chemistry Community the book it says "A is a measure of the rate at which molecules collide"
Hope this helps.

shouse1f
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### Re: Frequency Factor

from what was said in lecture frequency factor has to do with reactants having the correct orientation when they collide