Collision model

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Katherine Grillo 1B
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Collision model

Postby Katherine Grillo 1B » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:53 pm

What is the collision model and activated complex model?

Lily Benitez 2G
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Re: Collision model

Postby Lily Benitez 2G » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:59 pm

The collision model a occurs only when the reactants collide enough energy and in the proper orientation. It explains why certain chemical reaction happen more quickly at higher temps. The activated complex theory relates the rate of reaction to an equilibrium between the reactants and a transition state.

Angela Cong 3C
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Re: Collision model

Postby Angela Cong 3C » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:01 pm

The collision model basically states that molecules must collide with a great enough energy to break bonds. The activated complex is an intermediate states when reactants convert into products

Charles Gu 1D
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Re: Collision model

Postby Charles Gu 1D » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:09 pm

If you are referring to Lyndon's packet, he is referring to the number of molecules that need to collide at a certain orientation and activation energy based on the order of the reaction. If the reaction was 3rd order then that would mean 3 molecules would have to collide in a certain orientation and have enough activation energy.

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