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Is the reaction endothermic or exothermic?
for the reaction. Add this value to your diagram.
How would your diagram have been different if the reaction had a two-stepmechanism? Explain your answer.
A catalyst speeds up the reaction by providing an alternative, two-stepmechanism. On your diagram, sketch a curve to represent the effect of thecatalyst on the reaction.
Assume the following reaction has a one-step mechanism:D + E
F + GDraw a potential energy diagram for the reaction that correctly incorporates eachof the following labels:
= –56 kJ/mol
= 120 kJPotential energyReaction progressTransition stateD + EF + G
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