What Is Activation Energy? How Is It Calculated?

Activation energy, in chemistry, the minimum amount of energy that is required to activate atoms or molecules to a condition in which they can undergo a chemical transformation or physical transport. In simple terms it is the amount of energy that needs to be supplied in order for a chemical reaction to proceed. 

How is activation energy calculated?

The activation energy of a reaction can be calculated by measuring the rate constant k over a range of temperatures and then use the Arrhenius Equation.

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