Energy of Transitional States

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Kieran Monks 2H
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Energy of Transitional States

Postby Kieran Monks 2H » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:22 pm

When comparing the various states of a reaction a g value, or energy barrier, can be given in a diagram. If two transitional states were to be compared would the one with the higher g be less formed than the other?

Jake Ney lecture 1 discussion 1F
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Re: Energy of Transitional States

Postby Jake Ney lecture 1 discussion 1F » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:33 pm

Higher G values entails that a molecule is less disordered and therefore usually more complex. On page 88 of the course reader however TS 1 has a higher free energy barrier than TS 2 primarily because a double bond must be broken for this transition state to form.

Odalis Trasvina 1A
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Re: Energy of Transitional States

Postby Odalis Trasvina 1A » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:46 pm

A larger delta G^# means that the step takes more energy to happen. So yes, it is less likely to happen if compared to a lower delta G^#


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