## Reaction Profile

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

Sue_Park_2D
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### Reaction Profile

What exactly is a reaction profile? There is not much information on it on the course reader and wondering if anyone would provide a better explanation?

Thank you.

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### Re: Reaction Profile

It should be the energy profile or reaction coordinate diagram which is a theoretical diagramming of the relative energies of the reactants, transition state, and products. The x axis is the Reaction co-ordinate, and the y axis is the relative energy.

Here are some images from google of a reaction profile: