## Week 10 Discussion Notes (2E,2I,2K)

$K = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$

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### Week 10 Discussion Notes (2E,2I,2K)

Dear all,

Good luck on your finals! ٩(๑>◡<๑)۶

Best,
Joyce
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### Re: Week 10 Discussion Notes (2E,2I,2K)

Hi, does anyone know why delta H was 300 and not -300 when calculating the reverse activation energy? Didn't they give it as -300, and it's an exothermic reaction so deltaH should be negative?

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### Re: Week 10 Discussion Notes (2E,2I,2K)

Thank you so much this quarter Joyce!!!
Definitely the greatest TA to have walked this Earth.

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### Re: Week 10 Discussion Notes (2E,2I,2K)

Meachelle_Lum_1I wrote:Hi, does anyone know why delta H was 300 and not -300 when calculating the reverse activation energy? Didn't they give it as -300, and it's an exothermic reaction so deltaH should be negative?

For the reverse reaction, new delta H = - delta H. The forward reaction is exothermic and delta H = -300, then the reverse reaction is endothermic and delta H = +300.

Hope this helps.

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### Re: Week 10 Discussion Notes (2E,2I,2K)

Thank you for the worksheet!

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### Re: Week 10 Discussion Notes (2E,2I,2K)

Thank You!

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### Re: Week 10 Discussion Notes (2E,2I,2K)

Meachelle_Lum_1I wrote:Hi, does anyone know why delta H was 300 and not -300 when calculating the reverse activation energy? Didn't they give it as -300, and it's an exothermic reaction so deltaH should be negative?

Going in reverse, you'd switch the sign around. You're doing the reaction backwards.