Negative Ea

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Negative Ea

Postby 104922499 1F » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:18 pm

Can activation energy be negative?

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Re: Negative Ea

Postby Christy Lee 2H » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:51 pm

No

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Re: Negative Ea

Postby Lourick Bustamante 1B » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:12 pm

Activation energy cannot be negative because it is the minimum amount of energy that a reaction requires to undergo a specific reaction, making it positive. So if the activation energy were to be negative, then that would mean there is a release of energy.

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Re: Negative Ea

Postby Lisa Tang 1C » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:11 am

The activation energy cannot be negative, but it can be decreased with the addition of a catalyst as it provides an alternative pathway between reactants and products.


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