Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

The energy of activation of exothermic reaction is

  • A. Zero
  • B. Negative
  • C. Very large compared to that for en-dothermic reaction
  • D. Not possible to predict
Answer: Option D.

The activation energy of a reaction is the amount of energy required for the reactants to reach the transitional state and is always positive and for different exothermic reactions its value will be different.

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