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Activation energy and reaction rates

The rearrangement of cyclopropane to propene has been studied at various temperatures. Experimental values for the rate constants are as follows (please see the attachment for the table).

a) Determine the best value for the activation energy for this reaction

b) Predict the best value for k at 500 K

Make sure to account for significant figures


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For this question it is a simple "plug and chug" type question.

Using the following formula:

ln (K2/K1) = (Ea/R)[1/T1 - 1/T2]

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