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Alexa Tabakian 1A
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Postby Alexa Tabakian 1A » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:55 pm

How would you draw a reaction profile for the reaction? Do we need to know how to do this?

Vincent Li 4L
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Postby Vincent Li 4L » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:34 pm

A reaction profile is just a diagram (2D plot) of energy as a function of time/progression of the reaction. I would say that it's a good idea to know how to draw one (Professor Lavelle drew a few in class today) as it lets you visualize the values of the activation energy, whether or not the reaction is endothermic/exothermic, and so forth. Considering this was also one of our homework problems, chances are something like this could show up on the final. Hope this helps.


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