## Reaction Profiles

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

Abigail Volk 1F
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### Reaction Profiles

Just to be clear, is the reaction profile is just a diagram that shows and x axis (potential energy) and y axis (progress of a reaction) with reactants, products, and activation energy? Is there anything else that needs to be know specifically for the reaction profile besides that they can be endothermic and exothermic?

Joshua Xian 1D
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### Re: Reaction Profiles

The x axis is reaction progression and y axis is potential energy (organic chemists use ∆G). It's probably good to know how to find ∆G using the reaction profile in addition to the activation energy and to be able to compare a catalyzed reaction profile vs. a non-catalyzed one.

Jessica Lutz 2E
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### Re: Reaction Profiles

What's the difference between using Gibbs Free Energy and potential energy?