Background: The wax of a candle burns readily in the presence of oxygen.
2. Differentiate between activated complex and transition state.
3. What is a potential energy diagram? What does it show?
4. The potential energy diagram shown below is for the hypothetical reaction C A + B.
(iii) potential energy of the reactant
(iv) potential energy of the activated complex
(v) the enthalpy of the reaction
H = -36 KJ/mol. the activation energy for the forward reaction is 73 KJ/mol