Arrhenius Equation

Arrhenius Equation: $\ln k = - \frac{E_{a}}{RT} + \ln A$

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Peter Nguyen 2I
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Arrhenius Equation

what is the A in the equation?

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Re: Arrhenius Equation

A is the pre-exponential or frequency factor which essentially gives you the proportion of reactants that collide in the correct orientation and with enough energy in order to form products.

paytonm1H
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Re: Arrhenius Equation

A is the frequency factor for the reaction. It is specific to each reaction.

Matthew Casillas 1C
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Re: Arrhenius Equation

Can we assume A will be 1 unless the question specifies that we have to solve for it?

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