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# Problem: Use collision theory to determine which single-step reaction has the smallest orientation factor.a) H + H → H2b) I + HI → I2 + Hc) H2 + H2C=CH2 → H3C–CH3d) All of these reactions have the same orientation factor.

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We’re being asked to use collision theory to determine which single-step reaction has the smallest orientation factor.

In collision theory, we look at all the different factors that have to be taken into account whenever reactant molecules collide in order for products to be successfully created.

This involves the Arrhenius Equation shown below:

A = Frequency Factor
Ea = Energy of Activation
R = Gas Constant = 8.314 J/(mol∙K)
T = Temperature

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###### Problem Details

Use collision theory to determine which single-step reaction has the smallest orientation factor.
a) H + H → H2
b) I + HI → I2 + H
c) H2 + H2C=CH2 → H3C–CH3
d) All of these reactions have the same orientation factor.