Transition State

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Khoa Tran 2B
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Transition State

Postby Khoa Tran 2B » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:46 pm

In a reaction that involves 2 steps, how to determine which step has higher or lower transitional state?

nickgonzalez 1j
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Re: Transition State

Postby nickgonzalez 1j » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:14 am

In general, you can always examine a reaction energy diagram and qualitatively calculate the energies of a reaction. The difference between the energy of the starting material and the transition state is called the activation energy. So given a diagram for the progress of a reaction, you can figure out the activation energy by subtracting the energy of the transition state from the energy of the product.

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