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Problems with kinetic rate equation

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Hello,

 

I have a problem with the custom equation for a kinetic reactant. I can not use a rate and the activation energy at the same time. When I klick on the box for the activatrion energy the rate constant disappers? Can you help me with this problem?

 

Thanks a lot,

 

Christoph

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Dear Christoph:

 

The reason for this is that the temperature dependence of the rate constant is defined as a function of the activation energy (Ea) and pre-exponential factor (A) as follows:

 

kinetic_temperature_dependence.jpg

If you have a kinetic rate law that includes both a rate constant and activation energy, you might consider using the Custom Rate Law features in GWB.

 

Hope that helps,

 

Tom Meuzelaar

RockWare, Inc.

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