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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?
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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