Activated Complex Model

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Activated Complex Model

Postby Jane Burgan 1C » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:52 pm

How does temperature affect the activated complex model?

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Re: Activated Complex Model

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:13 pm

If temperature increases, then k increases. If the rate constant k increases, then Ea decreases. The activation energy is lower, and the activated complex thus has lower energy. Because it's lower in energy, it is less stable.

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