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Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:59 am
by Marni Kahn 1A
Are we responsible for knowing how to calculate A, or will the value be given to us?

Re: Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:13 pm
by Rita Chen 1B
I think it would be given because he didn't really say we really needed to know it?

Re: Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:15 pm
by Tai Metzger 3K
It would not be possible for us to calculate A, however we could compare A for different collisions. For example, the collision of two H atoms would have a higher A than a more complex collision.

Re: Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:57 pm
by Qiu Ya Wu 4I
Even though the assigned reading goes into this calculation in-depth, I doubt that we will have to know how to calculate it as he hasn't gone over it in lecture and there have been no homework problems that deal with the topic.