Problem: A reaction has a rate constant of 1.19×10−2 /s at 400. K and 0.690 /s at 450. K.What is the value of the rate constant at 425 K?

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We're being asked to determine the value of the rate constant at 425 K.

We’re given the rate constants at two different temperatures. This means we need to use the two-point form of the Arrhenius Equation:

k1 = rate constant at T1
k2 = rate constant at T2
Ea = activation energy (in J/mol)
R = gas constant (8.314 J/mol•K)
T1 and T2 = temperature (in K)

Step 1: Calculate the activation energy, Ea.

We’re given the following values:

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A reaction has a rate constant of 1.19×10−2 /s at 400. K and 0.690 /s at 450. K.

What is the value of the rate constant at 425 K?

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