Unformatted text preview: another. They must collide in the right direction and with sufficient energy. Sufficient energy means that between them they have enough energy to overcome the energy barrier to reaction. This means if they don’t have the correct shape and formation the molecule will not be as effective. They could have the same atoms but if their formation is different that can change their activation energy, which is why one of the enantiomer is less effective than the other....
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