Arrhenius Equation

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Arrhenius Equation

Arrhenius equation

Arrhenius proposed an equation to calculate the activation energy(Ea) of a chemical equation having rate constant 'K' and temperature 'T' in 1889.
Arrhenius Equation
Now knowing the value of K2, K1, T2 and T1, Activation Energy (Ea) can easily be calculated.

Applications of Arrhenius Equation

1. Arrhenius Equation can be used to find out the optimum temperature at which maximum product is obtained.
2. Arrhenius Equation also used to calculate the activation energy based on the rate of the reaction.

Graph of Arrhenius equation

Arrhenius Equation Graph

Characteristics of Arrhenius Equation

The activation energy of a chemical reaction is 100kJ/mol and its Frequency factor is 10 M−1s−1. What would be the rate constant at 300 K temperature.

k = Ea = 100KJ/mol
A = 10 M/s
T = 300K
As we know that-
ln K = ln A − Ea/RT
So, putting the values in the above equation we get-
ln K = ln 10 − 100000/(8.314 x 300)
or, ln K = − 37.8
or, K = 3.834 x 10−17]

MCQs Based on Arrhenius Equation

Arrhenius equation shows the variation of --- with temperature?

a. Reaction rate
b. Rate constant
c. Energy of activation
d. Frequency factor

Arrhenius equation is

a. k = AeEa/RT
b. k = Ae−Ea/RT
c. k = AeRT/Ea
d. k = Ae−RT/Ea

The activation energy of a reaction can be determined from the slope of which of the following graph

a. ln K vs 1/T
b. ln K vs T
c. ln K vs ln T
d. all the above

If we plot a graph between log K and 1/T by Arrhenius equation , the slope is

a. −Ea/R
b. +Ea/R
c. −Ea/2.303R
d. +Ea/2.303R

In the Arrhenius plot of ln k vs 1/T, a linear plot is obtained with a slope of -2 x 104K. The energy of activation of the reaction (in kJ mole-1) is (R value is 8.3 JK-1 mol-1)

a. 83 KJmol-1
b. 166 KJmol-1
c. 249 KJmol-1
d. 332 KJmol-1

Answer: 1-b, 2-b, 3-a, 4-c, 5-b