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What does the activation energy of a reaction mean?

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Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy required for a reaction to be able to take place. Catalysts work by reducing the activation energy so that more successful collisions take place.

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I agree-Activation energy is the minimum energy required to make a chemical reaction occur. This is more chemistry than physics.

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