We have to determine if two reactions with the same activation energy would have the same rate constants if they are run at the same temperature.
We will use the two-point form of the Arrhenius equation to solve this problem.
k1 = rate constant at T1
k2 = rate constant at T2
Ea = activation energy
R = universal gas constant
T2 = higher temperature
T1 = lower temperature
Two reactions have identical values for Ea. Does this ensure that they will have the same rate constant if run at the same temperature?
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