A in the Arrhenius equation

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Cowasjee_Sanaea_3E
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A in the Arrhenius equation

Postby Cowasjee_Sanaea_3E » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:26 pm

I'm still confused as to what A is in the Arrhenius equation?
We never used it in our homework or quiz. Is there a time we will use it?

Is it constant for all equations?

Monica Habashy 3A
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Re: A in the Arrhenius equation

Postby Monica Habashy 3A » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:16 pm

A is the pre exponential factor. Usually it's the same in throughout a type of reaction. You could be asked to find it if you are given all the other values.

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Re: A in the Arrhenius equation

Postby Vandan_Patel_3L » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:27 pm

A is also usually used when a catalyst or enzyme is discussed as that is the factor that gets affected when the enzyme positions a molecule in a certain way so that the reaction will occur.


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