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Thermally Activated Processes A Thermally Activated Process is one in which the system must overcome an energy barrier in order for the process to go forward. The rate of these types of processes rises exponentially with temperature. Let us try to understand why. The driving force for a process (or reaction) to proceed spontaneously is a net
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Unformatted text preview: decrease in energy of the system. However, oftentimes, the system must first overcome an energy barrier : E* energy Barrier = ∆ E* = (E* - E ave ) = activation energy = q E ave i.e. additional energy needed above E ave ∆ E = Energy released in reaction (exothermic)...
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