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elizabethrojas1G
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Symbols

Postby elizabethrojas1G » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:37 pm

What exactly does the double plus sign (it looks like a t) symbol mean? What does it mean when a variable has that?

anne_kleinaitis_3B
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Re: Symbols

Postby anne_kleinaitis_3B » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:54 pm

if you mean the double dagger, it signifies the transition state:
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Chloe 3D
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Re: Symbols

Postby Chloe 3D » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:58 pm

The ‡ symbol is used to denote an activated complex of the transition state. This complex is highly unstable and persists only while bonds are breaking and new bonds are forming.

The symbol can be attached to variables to represent the properties of the transition state. For example, G°‡ is the standard free energy of activation from the reactants to the complex of the transition state.


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