Activated Complex


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Activated Complex

A molecular assembly formed from the collision of energetic particles which corresponds to a transition (intermediate) state of a chemical reaction and gives rise to intermediates or end products.
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The activation enthalpy reflects the heat possessed by the activated molecules of the activated complex.
n] with a condensed hydrogen structure (CHS) in the chromosphere leads to an activated complex, CHS + [AH.
A hydrogen atom, H, interacts directly with a condensed hydrogen structure to form a weak activated complex, CHS + H [right arrow] [CHS-H.

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