Unformatted text preview: k = < σ T v> where v is the relative speed and the average is a thermal one, can be calculated. Obtain a formula for k as a function of temperature. The rate coefficient is used because it gives the rate of disappearance of reactants when multiplied by their concentrations. This approximation, however, is an upper limit only because it ignores shortrange repulsive forces, known collectively as the “activation energy.” Goldstein et al. Chapter 4 Exercise 5...
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 mechanics, Force, Work, Chemical reaction, Goldstein, total cross section

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