Worksheet: Catalyzed Reaction Profiles
In this worksheet, we will practice drawing and identifying schematic reaction profiles for catalyzed reactions with a range of catalytic mechanisms.
Illustrated in the plot is the energy change during a chemical reaction.
How many transition states exist in this reaction?
How many intermediates exist in this reaction?
Estimate, to the nearest 10 kJ/mol, the activation energy for this reaction.
Catalyzing a reaction reduces the activation energy. Which of the following reaction profiles could be obtained by performing this reaction in the presence of a catalyst?