How can we Express the Energy of a Chemical Reaction?
This post will introduce energy profile diagrams for Prelim Chemistry.
Topic: Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions
- Construct energy profile diagrams to represent and analyse the enthalpy changes and activation energy associated with a chemical reaction
What are Energy Profile Diagrams
Energy profile diagrams are simply line diagrams that are used to describe a reaction. A term to note here is activation energy (the minimum amount of energy required for a chemical reaction to proceed). This video will show you what energy profile diagrams look like and subsequently how to draw one.