Free Energy of Activation

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Hue_Vo_1D
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Free Energy of Activation

Postby Hue_Vo_1D » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:26 pm

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

Postby Milan Hirpara 3K » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:56 am

Because transition states always have a higher energy than reactants.


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