Recall that an energy diagram is usually read from left to right.
The components of a one-step energy diagram are:
• Reactants: are placed on the left/beginning of the energy diagram
• Products: are placed on the right/end of the energy diagram
• Transition state: is the state with the highest energy in the energy diagram
• Energy change (ΔE or ΔG˚): is the difference in energy between products and reactants
• Activation energy (Ea): is the difference in energy between reactants and transition state
Label this diagram
ΔE reactants products Ea transition state
Which curve represents the catalyzed reaction?
b) green (bottom)
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