The Biology Project: Biochemistry

Energy, Enzymes, and Catalysis Problem Set

Problem 4: An energy barrier separating reactions and products in a chemical reaction.


To overcome an energy barrier between reactants and products, energy must be provided to get the reaction started. This energy, which is recovered as the reaction proceeds, is called:

A. activation energy

B. initiation energy

C. reaction energy

D. kinetic energy

E. potential energy

The Biology Project
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
University of Arizona
Wednesday, September 25, 1996
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