Problem: The rate constant at 325 °C for the decomposition reaction C4H8 ⟶ 2C2H4 is 6.1 × 10−8 s −1, and the activation energy is 261 kJ per mole of C4H8. Determine the frequency factor for the reaction.

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ln k=-EaR 1T + ln A


Given:

k = .1 × 10−8 s−1

Ea = 261 kJ/mol = 261 000 J/mol

R = 8.314 J/mol • K

T = 325 °C + 273.15 = 598.15 K

A = ?

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The rate constant at 325 °C for the decomposition reaction C4H8 ⟶ 2C2H4 is 6.1 × 10−8 s −1, and the activation energy is 261 kJ per mole of C4H8. Determine the frequency factor for the reaction.

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