In the arrhenius equation, #k = Ae^(-E_a"/"RT)#, what is the frequency factor?
In collision theory, a major proposition is that a successful collision (overcoming the activation energy
The frequency factor is
It generally represents the frequency of collisions between molecules in a reaction. It is the fraction of molecules that would react if there existed no energy barrier. Here's why.
The Arrhenius equation is:
#\mathbf(k = Ae^(-E_a"/"RT))#
But if there were no energy threshold, above which the reaction can occur, then the activation energy
#color(green)(k = A)#
So, the higher