The Biology Project: Biochemistry

Energy, Enzymes, and Catalysis Problem Set

Problem 11: Understanding activation energy


Activation energy is
A. energy that must be added to get a reaction started, which is recovered as the reaction proceeds
B. difference in energy between reactants and products
C. energy that is lost as heat
D. free energy
E. equal to the entropy times the absolute temperature

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