Flashcards in rate of reaction Deck (6)
what is enthalpy a measure of?
chemical potential energy
how to calculate enthalpy change?
what is the activation energy?
how much energy from reactants to top of the hill
barrier to overcome before it proceeds
what must happen for a collision to be successful?
particles must collide with energy equal or greater than the activation energy
what happens at the peak a graph?
unstable intermediate called the activated complex is formed
old bonds breaking new bonds formed