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A slightly bruised apple will rot extensively in about 3.5 days at room temperature (22.0 degrees Celsius). If it is kept in the refrigerator at 0.5 degrees Celsius, the same extent of rotting takes about 12 days. What is the activation energy for the rotting reaction?

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    $\begingroup$ I have to say, among all the problems I've ever seen, I think this wins top place in the largest stretch of chemical kinetics theory... $\endgroup$ – Nicolau Saker Neto Sep 7 '14 at 22:37
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe so, but if such a question seems spurious, it might be quite nice to point out why it is so, and perhaps help the enquirer rephrase it to a question which lends itself to being answered by the theory. $\endgroup$ – user7232 Sep 7 '14 at 23:18
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