Page 1 of 1

15.89

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:55 pm
by Alexa Tabakian 1A
How would you draw a reaction profile for the reaction? Do we need to know how to do this?

Re: 15.89

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:34 pm
by Vincent Li 4L
A reaction profile is just a diagram (2D plot) of energy as a function of time/progression of the reaction. I would say that it's a good idea to know how to draw one (Professor Lavelle drew a few in class today) as it lets you visualize the values of the activation energy, whether or not the reaction is endothermic/exothermic, and so forth. Considering this was also one of our homework problems, chances are something like this could show up on the final. Hope this helps.