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transition state

In a chemical reaction, the unstable structures and energies of the reactants that result from the weakening of chemical bonds and separation of atoms before they recombine as new compounds.

transition state

intermediate, higher free energy stage than initial stage in the reaction, often one in which the reacting molecule is strained or distorted or has an unfavorable electronic structure.
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It was really a transition stage, and if he persisted he saw that he would inevitably have to drop one world or the other.
You are in the midst of a transition stage now in economic evolution, but you do not understand it, and that's what causes all the confusion.
UK ambassador in Tunis Hamish Cowell stressed his country's commitment to continue supporting Tunisia during this democratic transition stage and in its fight against terrorism.
The international community is on the transition stage from the MDGs, to the new post 2015 agenda or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He said he was confident it would happen and that Cyprus would move from a stable non-solution to a future stable solution but there would be a complex transition stage, he said.
FBN's analysis indicates that roughly 80 per cent of GCC family businesses are in the critical transition stage of first to second or second to third generation.
The German ambassador confirmed his country's support for all efforts and steps aiming to take out Yemen from the current conditions and to complete the remainder of the transition stage.
But with the right support and access to help at this key transition stage of our lives we aim to show that young people can be given a HeadStart to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
This point out that the Sultanate has made remarkable improvement in a number of sectors which makes it on the transition stage towards innovation-based economy.
With the right support and access to help at this key transition stage of our lives, we aim to show that young people can be given a HeadStart to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
The Council's agenda included reviewing a progress report on the work of international financial institutions in the context of the Deauville Partnership launched by the Group of Eight to help those Arab countries in transition stage, and the report on the establishment of the IDB offices in a number of member States targeting promoting its presence in those countries.
SAN, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt affirmed on Monday his country's continuous support to Yemen, specifically during "this fateful period of the political transition stage.

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