The temperature dependence of a chemical reaction is represented by the Arrhenius equation:
We have to determine whether reaction A or reaction B has a greater rate constant at room temperature while we are given that the activation energy for reaction B is higher.
Reaction A and reaction B have identical frequency factors. However, reaction B has a higher activation energy than reaction A.
Which reaction has a greater rate constant at room temperature?
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