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Andrea Grigsby 1I
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Postby Andrea Grigsby 1I » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:17 pm

I'm looking at the answer for this question and I understand how to do everything, except for the value '-0.59'
I'm assuming that's the lnA from the Arrhenius Equation, however, how do we calculate that with the values given?

Curtis Wong 2D
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Re: 15.63

Postby Curtis Wong 2D » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:26 pm

The lnA's cancel each other out. It was just an error in the solutions manual. The minus sign is supposed to be an equal sign. Its .59 is equal to -(activation energy)/(gas constant)*(1/t1)-(1/t2)


Jonathan Tangonan 1E
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Re: 15.63

Postby Jonathan Tangonan 1E » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:33 pm

You can calculate this using another form of the Arrhenius equation where:

ln(k2/k1) = (Ea/R)(1/T1-1/T2)

Where k1= 1.5 * 1010 L*mol-1s-1, T1= 298K, T2=310K, and Ea= 38kJ/mol and then solve for k2 from there. You get the .59 from the calculations on the right hand side.

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