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Saitama

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## Homework Statement

This isn't a homework question but this thing is disturbing from a long time.

I attended a class on Arrhenius equation and its plots. One of the plots is disturbing me from long which is the plot between k vs T.

Arrhenius equation:-

[tex]k=Ae^{-\frac{E_a}{RT}}[/tex]

k->Rate constant

E

_{a}->Activation Energy

R->Gas constant

T->Temperature

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

Since the equation is of the form y=e

^{-1/x}, the graph should be like this one:-

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But my teacher made a completely different plot. I constantly said that it shouldn't be like that. Finally, when i checked wikipedia, to my surprise, the teacher was right. Here's the wiki article:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrhenius_plot

I don't understand why the graph is different from that of y=e

^{-1/x}? Can somebody tell me where i am going wrong?

Thanks!