Catalysts and angular dependence

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Parker Smith
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Catalysts and angular dependence

Postby Parker Smith » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:13 pm

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

Postby pmokh14B » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:15 pm

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

105335337
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Re: Catalysts and angular dependence

Postby 105335337 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:16 pm

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


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