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Reading the description of the Arrhenius equation from Wikipedia:

...One example comes from the collision theory of chemical reactions, developed by Max Trautz and William Lewis in the years 1916-18. In this theory, molecules are supposed to react if they collide with a relative kinetic energy along their lines-of-center that exceeds Ea. This leads to an expression very similar to the Arrhenius equation.

I was wondering how to derive the Arrhenius equation from the mentioned hard-sphere collision theory. I tried to do so but got a totally different expression from the Arrhenius equation. The original derivation here written by Max Trautz seems to be in German, but I cannot read German. Does anyone know how to do the derivation?

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  • $\begingroup$ Reading German physics stuff isn't rocket science, for someone who's fluent in physical English. Give it a try! ;-) $\endgroup$ – Karl Oct 14 '18 at 16:03

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