Snapshot 1: data generated with an Eyring–Polanyi-like equation where the absolute temperature in °K is replaced by

in °C and then fitted with the exponential model

Snapshot 2: data generated with the exponential model and fitted with the Eyring–Polanyi model

Snapshot 3: data generated with the exponential model and fitted with an Eyring–Polanyi-like equation where the absolute temperature in °K is replaced by

in °C and then fitted with the exponential model

This Demonstration computes

versus

datasets using the Eyring–Polanyi or related equations that are fitted with an exponential model. It also generates such datasets using the exponential model that are fitted by the Eyring–Polanyi model or a related equation.

The Eyring–Polanyi-like equation is presented as

, where

and

are the rates at temperature

and the reference temperature,

, respectively, both in °C, and

and

are constants having temperature dimension. Notice that setting

to 273.16 °C produces the standard Eyring–Polanyi equation. The exponential model equation is

, where

is a constant having temperature reciprocal units

.

Choose the data generation model by clicking the setter bar. The data so generated will be fitted by the other model. Use the sliders to enter the number of points

, the plot's temperature range

and

, the reference temperature

, and the generation or fit parameters

,

, and

. The display shows either the

versus

data generated with the original or modified Eyring–Polanyi model and their fit by the exponential model, or the

versus

data generated with the exponential model and their fit by the original or modified Eyring–Polanyi model.

When the parameter

is large, the modified Eyring–Polanyi plot of the data generated by the exponential model is nearly linear.

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**52**(9), 2012 pp. 830–851. doi:

10.1080/10408398.2012.667460.

[2] C. S. Barsa, M. D. Normand, and M. Peleg, "On Models of the Temperature Effect on the Rate of Chemical Reactions and Biological Processes in Foods,"

*Food Engineering Reviews,* **4**(4), 2012 pp. 191–202. doi:

10.1007/s12393-012-9056-x.