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Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Can someone please explain how catalysts lower the activation energy of the transition state?
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:15 pm
that involves more with biology but essentially they bind to the active site of reaction and does something at the molecular level to ease the interaction between reactants.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:39 pm
In a chemical reaction, the transition state is defined as the highest-energy state of the system. If the molecules in the reactants collide with enough kinetic energy and this energy is higher than the transition state energy, then the reaction occurs and products form. Therefore since this is fairly hard to do the catalyst facilitate this by lowering this energy so that molecules aren't necessarily required to collide with so much kinetic energy
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:00 pm
I think different types of catalysts use different methods to lower the activation energy