A in the Arrhenius Equation

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Sarah Zhari 1D
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A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Sarah Zhari 1D » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:12 pm

What exactly is A in the Arrhenius equation? From the lecture, I know that it is the "frequency or pre-exponential factor" and it has something to do with particles colliding in the correct orientation, but what does this actually mean?

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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:25 pm

A in the Arrhenius Equation the frequency of collisions in the correct orientation.

Jasmine Fendi 1D
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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Jasmine Fendi 1D » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:40 pm

Some collisions occur with wrong orientations, so this tells how many occur in the correct orientation for the reaction to occur.

MinuChoi
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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby MinuChoi » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:48 pm

Note that the A constant is a unique value for each chemical reaction, like the k constant.

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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby kristi le 2F » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:25 pm

Since molecules need to collide at the correct orientation in order to react, orientation must be accounted for in the Arrhenius equation. This dependence on orientation leads to less molecules reacting than if we only accounted for collisions based on kinetic energy.

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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:55 pm

How would you calculate the value of A to put in the Arrhenius equation? Would it need to be given to you?

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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Orrin Zhong 4G » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:56 pm

"A" accounts for how often molecules collide in the proper orientation for the reaction to occur.

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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby SimranSangha4I » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:02 pm

A is essentially the frequency of collisions in the proper orientation and it is unique.

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Re: A in the Arrhenius Equation

Postby Shail Avasthi 2C » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:13 pm

A is the fraction of molecular collisions that occur at the proper angle for a reaction to occur.


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