## Catalysts and angular dependence

Parker Smith
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### Catalysts and angular dependence

Since the catalyst (more specifically an enzyme) is holding the reactant(s) in the proper position for the reacting bonds to be weakened and accessed easier, then does a catalyst also increase the a angular dependence constant (A)?

pmokh14B
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### Re: Catalysts and angular dependence

I think that would make sense but usually, the effect of the catalyst is represented in the Arrhenius equation as a lower Ea value.

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### Re: Catalysts and angular dependence

While that does make sense, Dr. Lavelle said that it just lowers the value of Ea and the equation, so I am unsure.