Final-Collision Theory

$V_{0} = \frac{V_{max}[S]}{K_{M} + [S]}; K_{M} = \frac{[E][S]}{[ES]}$

Veritas Kim 2L
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Final-Collision Theory

I understand that we need to know the overall relationship between reactions, temperature, kinetic energy, and activation energy in the collision theory. Do we also need to know the collision frequency, mean relative speed equations, and steric factors as well?

Phi Phi Do 2E
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Re: Final-Collision Theory

no we don't

Clarissa Molina 1D
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Re: Final-Collision Theory

Can someone please explain the difference between the collision theory and the transition state theory?

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Re: Final-Collision Theory

Clarissa Molina 1D wrote:Can someone please explain the difference between the collision theory and the transition state theory?

Collision theory states that molecules need to collide with the correct orientation and with enough kinetic energy for a reaction to occur. Transition state theory builds on the collision theory. Transition state theory says that a reaction follows a specific pathway and at the transition state, bonds are broken and formed simultaneously.