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15.61

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:42 pm
by Andrew Nguyen 2I
I was wondering for why in the solutions to 15.63 it says K = k'/k

I thought K = k/k' always. Can someone explain?

Re: 15.61

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:47 pm
by Juanalv326
The equation is represented as lnk2-lnk1=Ea/R(1/T2-1/T1).

K does infact equal k over k prime, however in this case we are using the arrhenius equation manipulated so that lnA is removed.

Re: 15.61

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:48 pm
by Juanalv326
You can review the tectbook also. Page 642, shows the different derivations of the arrhenius equation.

Re: 15.61

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:13 am
by Magdalena Palavecino 1A
I think that when you look at K it is K = k/k', but when you are looking at ln then it is ln(k'/k)