Kinetic Stability

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Kinetic Stability

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:59 pm

According to the organic chemistry textbook, reactants are described as kinetically stable when the standard Gibbs free energy of activation is large. Does this mean that the larger the delta G of transition, the slower the reaction?

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Re: Kinetic Stability

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:22 pm

Kinetically stable reactions react very slowl because they have a large activation energy.
Kinetically unstable reactions will react quickly because they have a small activation energy.

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