Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 18 - Reaction Rates and Equilibrium - 18 Assessment: 55

Answer

When climbing over a wall or barrier, a certain amount of energy is required. Because reaction particles must have a specific minimum amount of energy (the activation energy) to react and form products, the activation energy can be thought of as a wall or barrier. Figure 18.5 shows the activation energy as a graph.

Work Step by Step

When climbing over a wall or barrier, a certain amount of energy is required. Because reaction particles must have a specific minimum amount of energy (the activation energy) to react and form products, the activation energy can be thought of as a wall or barrier. Figure 18.5 shows the activation energy as a graph.
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