Parameter estimates for a reaction rate model


Proceedings of the 25th Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas Physics Congress, University of the Phlippines Los Baños, Laguna, 24–26 Oct 2007, SPP-2007-101.


A model for chemical reaction rates that relies solely on the depth of any potential-well function and two parameters intrinsic to the model, A and f, was previously proposed. This study aims to show that using that model, the experimental reaction rate constant can be replicated by simply scaling these two parameters and choosing the proper period to calculate the rate constant, k. It was shown that k is best calculated for the period t4-t2 and for A = 0.01 and f = 0.25 where the % error is 1.38%.