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An activated complex consists of two molecules that are in a "transition state" meaning they can continue to form a new molecule or they can break apart again. Whether they form a new product or not depends on the amount of energy accumulated from their collision (if it's at least equal to Ea). Collision theory is similar in that the minimum kinetic energy required for a reaction to occur is equal to Ea. For the exam, we could possibly be asked to draw a reaction profile or transition state.
Collision theory has to collide at same time, same orientation and enough energy to overcome the activation energy.
for activated complex, basically you have an electonegative atom break off from a molecule and another electronegative atom come to bond with the molecule. You use dotted lines to represent broken/formed bonds
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