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Enthalpy

Postby Rachna Goli 3E » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:14 pm

Why is it that transition state enthalpies tend to be positive?

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Re: Enthalpy

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:54 pm

The transition state enthalpy is very similar to the activation energy. Because enthalpy describes heat transferred and heat is a transfer of energy. According to certain collision theories, the transition state enthalpy is in fact the exact SAME thing as activation energy.


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