We have to determine whether the forward or reverse reaction would be faster using the given reaction energy diagram.
Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy required to initiate a chemical reaction.
The rate of a chemical reaction increases as the activation energy is lowered.
Suppose you could measure the rates for both the forward and reverse reactions of the process in the figure .
In which direction would the rate be larger?
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