For following reactions:
Question:

For following reactions:

it was found that the $E_{a}$ is decrease by $30 \mathrm{~kJ} / \mathrm{mol}$ in the presence of catalyst. If the rate remains unchanged, the activation energy for catalysed reaction is (Assume pre exponential factor is same):

  1. $75 \mathrm{~kJ} / \mathrm{mol}$

  2. $105 \mathrm{~kJ} / \mathrm{mol}$

  3. $135 \mathrm{~kJ} / \mathrm{mol}$

  4. $198 \mathrm{~kJ} / \mathrm{mol}$


Correct Option: 1

Solution:

Given: $k_{1}=k_{2}$

$\mathrm{Ae}^{-\frac{\mathrm{E}_{a_{1}}}{\mathrm{RT}_{1}}}=\mathrm{Ae}^{-\frac{\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}}{\mathrm{RT}_{2}}}$

$\frac{\mathrm{E}_{a_{1}}}{\mathrm{~T}_{1}}=\frac{\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}}{\mathrm{~T}_{2}}$

$\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}=\mathrm{E}_{a_{1}}-30$

$\Rightarrow \mathrm{E}_{a 1}=\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}+30$

$\frac{\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}+30}{\mathrm{~T}_{1}}=\frac{\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}}{\mathrm{~T}_{2}}$

$\frac{\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}+30}{700}=\frac{\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}}{500}$

$\Rightarrow 150=2 \mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}$

$\mathrm{E}_{a_{2}}=75 \mathrm{~kJ} / \mathrm{mol}$

 

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