## Reaction profiles

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

Jessica Jones 2B
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### Reaction profiles

When drawing the reaction profiles how do we know what step would have a higher activation energy(and therefore a larger amplitude) just based on the elementary steps?

Esin Gumustekin 2J
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### Re: Reaction profiles

I believe we would have to be told which step is slow and which step is fast. Then we would be able to draw the reaction profile. The slow step would be the one with the greater activation energy and the fast step would be the one with the smaller activation energy.