## Free Energy of Activation

Arrhenius Equation: $\ln k = - \frac{E_{a}}{RT} + \ln A$

Hue_Vo_1D
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### Free Energy of Activation

4.36 in Organic Chem Book

Why is the standard Gibbs free energy of activation always a positive value for all reactions?

Milan Hirpara 3K
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### Re: Free Energy of Activation

Because transition states always have a higher energy than reactants.