Arrhenius equation
An equation that represents the dependence of the rate constant k of a reaction on the absolute temperature T: \[k = A\ \text{e}^{\frac{-E_{\text{a}}}{R\ T}}\] In its original form the pre-exponential factor A and the activation energy Ea are considered to be temperature-independent.
See also: modified Arrhenius equation
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