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Unformatted text preview: o For A + B → C + D o rate=k[A] m [B] n o The overall reaction order is m + n o A is of the mth order and B is of the nth order Activation Energy o The difference in energy from the reactants to the highest-energy transition state Transition States o Chemical species which exist fleetingly o Structure or species when bonds are breaking and/or forming all at once o Occur at the peaks of a reaction coordinate diagram Intermediates o Chemical species which occur at the troughs of a reaction coordinate diagram o Exist long enough to be isolated This means that he will not use the word fleetingly when describing them. Reaction coordinate diagrams o The number of humps is the number of steps in a reaction. o The valleys are intermediates. o At the top of each hump is a transition state. o The highest hump is the rate-determining step....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course CHEM 102 taught by Professor Henshaw during the Spring '08 term at VCU.
- Spring '08