A in the Arrhenius Equation

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Jacob Bershatski 4C
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A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Jacob Bershatski 4C » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:02 pm

In the Arrhenius Equation, I'm kinda confused what A means and when to apply it. Can someone help me out plz?

Dhwani Krishnan 1G
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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Dhwani Krishnan 1G » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 pm

it is the frequency factor, and basically gives the frequency with which reactants will collide in the correct orientation in order to form product.

Rhea Churi 4K
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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Rhea Churi 4K » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:09 pm

It gives the frequency at which the reactants collide correctly to form products.
I'm pretty sure for this class A will either be given or just equal to 1.

Rachana Jayaraman 1H
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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Rachana Jayaraman 1H » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:10 pm

A is the frequency factor and represents the number of collisions with correct orientation over time. It has to be given to you since it depends on the reaction and is used mainly for the Arrhenius equation: K = Ae^(-Ea/RT) or lnK = -(Ea)/(RT) + lnA.

alanaarchbold
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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby alanaarchbold » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:10 pm

A is just the frequency factor. Basically, if A increases the rate will increase. If you're looking at a plot, lnA is the b in y=mx+b, or the y-intercept.


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