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Catalysts and angular dependence

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:13 pm
by Parker Smith
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)?

Re: Catalysts and angular dependence

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:15 pm
by pmokh14B
I think that would make sense but usually, the effect of the catalyst is represented in the Arrhenius equation as a lower Ea value.

Re: Catalysts and angular dependence

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:16 pm
by 105335337
While that does make sense, Dr. Lavelle said that it just lowers the value of Ea and the equation, so I am unsure.