Transition State

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Rachel N 1I
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Transition State

Postby Rachel N 1I » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:10 am

Can someone explain the concept of transition state? And is it always the peak of a free energy profile graph?

Max Mazo 2C
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Re: Transition State

Postby Max Mazo 2C » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:19 am

The transition state is the area between reactants and products where there is an energy barrier(activation energy) the must be met to complete the reaction. It is always the peak of the energy profile because all reactions have an energy barrier.

Joyce Gu 1E
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Re: Transition State

Postby Joyce Gu 1E » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:42 pm

the transition state is the point where there is a maximum value of activation energy, so it should always be the peak

Christina Bedrosian 1B
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Re: Transition State

Postby Christina Bedrosian 1B » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:19 pm

It is the peak because it has the highest energy since the carbons have 5 bonding groups around them during that small amount of time, making it highly unstable

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