# Problem: Four reactions are listed below with their energies indicated. Which of these reactions will have the fastest rate in the reverse? A. Rxn 1: ΔE = −15 kJ, Ea (forward) = 5 kJ B. Rxn 2: ΔE = +10 kJ, Ea (forward) = 15 kJ C. Rxn 3: ΔE = −10 kJ, Ea (forward) = 5 kJ D. Rxn 4: ΔE = 0 kJ, Ea (forward) = 15 kJ

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Four reactions are listed below with their energies indicated. Which of these reactions will have the fastest rate in the reverse?

A. Rxn 1: ΔE = −15 kJ, Ea (forward) = 5 kJ

B. Rxn 2: ΔE = +10 kJ, Ea (forward) = 15 kJ

C. Rxn 3: ΔE = −10 kJ, Ea (forward) = 5 kJ

D. Rxn 4: ΔE = 0 kJ, Ea (forward) = 15 kJ

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