Taber's Medical Dictionary

Arrhenius equation

(ă-rā′nē-us)

[Svante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate, 1859-1927]
A mathematical formula that specifies the influence of temperature on the rate of a chemical reaction. In general, a higher temperature produces a faster reaction. The equation is used in industry and pharmacy to predict shelf life of reagents and pharmaceuticals.

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