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Solution: The activation energy for the isomerization of methyl isonitrile  is 160 kJ/mol.Calculate the fraction of methyl isonitrile molecules that has an energy equal to or greater than the activation energy

Problem

The activation energy for the isomerization of methyl isonitrile Methyl isonitrile is a CH3 fused right to nitrogen, which is fused right to carbon. Acetonitrile is a CH3 fused right to carbon, which is fused right to nitrogen. is 160 kJ/mol.

Calculate the fraction of methyl isonitrile molecules that has an energy equal to or greater than the activation energy for a temperature of 521 K.