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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- Spring '09
- Chemical reaction, thermally activated processes, energy barrier, thermally activated process