Slope of Arrhenius Plot  [ENDORSED]

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Slope of Arrhenius Plot

Postby Nathan Sanchez 1F » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:24 pm

Why is the slope equal to -activation energy/R? How does that make sense with respect to the plot?

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Re: Slope of Arrhenius Plot

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:01 pm

The Arrhenius equation: ln k = -Ea/RT + ln A

Plot: ln k vs 1/T

Therefore, slope = -Ea/R

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Re: Slope of Arrhenius Plot

Postby dayannaramirez_1J » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Will the slope always be negative?

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Re: Slope of Arrhenius Plot

Postby divya_devineni_2E » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:20 pm

Yes, the slope will always be negative

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Re: Slope of Arrhenius Plot  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:44 am

Yes, the slope will always be negative because activation energy is always a positive value.

I mentioned this in class a couple of times: activation energies and rate constants are always positive values


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