What is the difference between activation energy and activated complex?
Thereof, how is activation energy related to activated complex?
An activated complex is an intermediate state that is formed during the conversion of reactants into products. The activation energy of a chemical reaction is the difference between the energy of the activated complex and the energy of the reactants.
Furthermore, what is the activated complex on a graph? The activated complex is the complex that exists as the bonds in the products are forming and the bonds in the reactants are breaking. We show this on the energy graphs by drawing a curve from the energy of the reactants to the energy of the products.
Thereof, what is another name for activated complex?
Transition state. (sometimes) another name for the activated complex, because the very unstable activated complex is as likely to re-form reactants as it is to form products.
What is the best definition of activation energy?
the energy required to end a chemical reaction. the energy required to bind a substrate to an active site. the energy required to break the bonds of reactant molecules. the energy required to re-form bonds in product molecules.