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Transition States

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:59 pm
by Janice Xiao 1I
What occurs at a transition state and why is its energy so high?

Re: Transition States

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:10 am
by Justin Yu 3H
Transition states are where two molecules hit each other with enough force to create a combined complex that can either form the products or separate back into the reactants. This requires a lot of energy because the products might be more thermodynamically stable in the product form, but a lot of energy is still needed to break the bonds of the original molecules in order for them to form new bonds.

Re: Transition States

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:48 am
by Liz White 1K
To see how high the energy of the transition state is, just look at the graph of a reaction. The transition states are the peaks of each slope. Therefore, they are at the highest point of each step, so they have high energy.

Re: Transition States

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:39 am
by melissa carey 1f
I use this:

A---B--C is the transition state since it has a lot of energy, and shows the collision of the particles.