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Hello! I have this problem that I can't figure it out. I used K=A.e-eA/RT for both cases, took Ln, and substracted one from the other but I couldn't get the difference between both Ea. Any ideas?


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The enzyme urease catalyzes the reaction of urea,(NH2CONH2), with water to produce carbon dioxide and ammonia.
 In water, without the enzyme, the reaction proceeds with a first-order rate constant of 4.15x10^ -2 S^-1at 100 C .
In the presence of the enzyme in water, the reaction proceeds with a rate constant of 3.4x10^-4 at 21C .

b. Assuming the collision factor is the same for both situations, estimate the difference in activation energies for the uncatalyzed versus enzyme-catalyzed reaction

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