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Clara Cho 2K
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kinetics

Postby Clara Cho 2K » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:05 pm

If a reaction is thermodynamically favored, but it is kinetically trapped, will the reaction ever happen?

Niharika 1H
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Re: kinetics

Postby Niharika 1H » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:42 pm

A reaction that is thermodynamically favored but doesn't occur spontaneously because of a high activation energy is kinetically trapped.

Michelle Xie 2B
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Re: kinetics

Postby Michelle Xie 2B » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:34 pm

it is trapped if it has high activation energy, even though it may be thermodynamically favorable.

Emily Chirila 2E
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Re: kinetics

Postby Emily Chirila 2E » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:27 pm

I believe it won't occur spontaneously unless you add a catalyst to lower the high activation energy.

Christine Honda 2I
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Re: kinetics

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:37 pm

The reaction will only happen if a catalyst is added and therefore the activation energy is lowered so the reaction can proceed

Alexandra Bartolome 2H
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Re: kinetics

Postby Alexandra Bartolome 2H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:51 am

If a catalyst is added to lower activation energy, the reaction will be able to take place.

Ryan Yee 1J
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Re: kinetics

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:17 pm

Thats not to say that it wont ever occur, its just incredibly unlikely. With that said, catalysts or enzymes lowering the activation energy could make it more likely.

205291012
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Re: kinetics

Postby 205291012 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:01 pm

you would probably need a catalyst to lower the activation energy. I think it wouldn't occur spontaneously due to the high activation energy.

Abigail_Hagen2G
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Re: kinetics

Postby Abigail_Hagen2G » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:04 pm

It's probably wouldn't occur without a catalyst.

Jacob Villar 2C
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Re: kinetics

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:51 pm

The reaction would likely require a catalyst to decrease the activation energy and allow the reaction to proceed.


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