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This is an advanced multi-model unit that introduces chemical reactions and transitional states. It ends with the making of water in the 2H2+O2=2H2O reaction.
This is designed to provide advanced high school and college teachers with an overview of the theoretical considerations that go into modeling chemical reactions.
Chemical reactions follow pathways of minimum energy.
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