Transition States

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Shivam Patel
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Transition States

Postby Shivam Patel » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:52 pm

How are transition states and intermediates different? How are they different in terms of the energy vs reaction plot?

Cindy Chen_2I
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Re: Transition States

Postby Cindy Chen_2I » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:14 pm

The transition state is when bonds are partially formed but intermediates are molecules of which bonds are already formed.

Thus, the transition state would be the peak on the energy vs reaction progress plot. The intermediate would be the valley in between the peaks.

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