What is Steric factor?

What is Steric factor?


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19 Points
9 years ago

Steric factor:  A factor introduced into simple versions of the collision theory of reactions to take care of the fact that the
reaction probability depends on the certain mutual orientations of the reactant molecules.

37 Points
9 years ago


The rate constant for a bimolecilar reaction, as by predicaled by Arrhenius collision theory is

                                                                                                         K= Z pe-Ea/RT

                 where p= Steric factor

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