Collision Theory

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Megan Purl 1E
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Collision Theory

Postby Megan Purl 1E » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:57 pm

How much are we going to have to know about collision theory for the final?

Christine Wastila 1H
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Re: Collision Theory

Postby Christine Wastila 1H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:03 pm

Lecture outline 4 says that we need to be able to explain how the collision model and activated complex model account for the temperature dependence of reactions.

Justin Lai 1C
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Re: Collision Theory

Postby Justin Lai 1C » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:40 pm

I think we need to know the 3 concepts
(1) molecules must collide
(2) must collide with sufficient energy to break bonds-overcome energy barrier or activation energy
(3) must collide in the correct orientation

Justin Lai 1C
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Re: Collision Theory

Postby Justin Lai 1C » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:48 pm

For the activated complex model, I think we need to know how to identify the slowest step (rate determinant step), which will be the highest peak. Additionally, to know the position of the atoms in a reaction as it progresses, like if the transition state will have atoms closer to the position that they were in as reactants or the position that they will be in as products.


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