Activation Energy vs. Free energy of activation

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TanveerDhaliwal3G
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Activation Energy vs. Free energy of activation

Postby TanveerDhaliwal3G » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:24 pm

What is the difference between activation energy and free energy of activation?

Justin Sarquiz 2F
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Re: Activation Energy vs. Free energy of activation

Postby Justin Sarquiz 2F » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:38 am

I think the free energy of activation refers to delta G. The activation energy is how much energy must be supplied to break the bonds of the reactants.

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Re: Activation Energy vs. Free energy of activation

Postby Christineg1G » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:08 am

Activation energy, Ea, is the energy that's needed to get over an energy barrier during a transition step. The free energy of activation refers to Gibbs free energy, and it is what is used when we are looking at the energy barriers of chemical reactions/ allows us to determine how likely a reaction is to occur.


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