Collision theory and transition state theory?

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Adriana Rangel 1A
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Collision theory and transition state theory?

Postby Adriana Rangel 1A » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:17 pm

What are the most important concepts we need to know about these two theories? Thank you!

Matthew 1C
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Re: Collision theory and transition state theory?

Postby Matthew 1C » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:12 pm

the collision theory says that gas molecules only react if they collide with enough kinetic energy, and the transition state theory says that the reactants form an activated complex, which is also known as a transition state

Sandhya Rajkumar 1C
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Re: Collision theory and transition state theory?

Postby Sandhya Rajkumar 1C » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:41 pm

Also, the section in the textbook on collision theory discusses reaction profiles, which were also mentioned in class, so I think knowing/understanding those would be useful.


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