## k, temperature, and activation energy

Arrhenius Equation: $\ln k = - \frac{E_{a}}{RT} + \ln A$

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### k, temperature, and activation energy

Why is it that at a higher temperature, there are more molecules that have a greater energy, E, than activation energy, Ea?

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### Re: k, temperature, and activation energy

At higher temperatures, molecules are moving a lot faster because there is more energy in the environment (temperature is the measure of heat, which is energy in the environment). Because of this, they are more likely to be able to collide at the required energy level

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### Re: k, temperature, and activation energy

The more heat something has, the more energetic it is. Molecules must reach a certain energy before they are able to react and that point is called the activation energy Ea.