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Energy Profile Diagrams

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.