Talk:Energy of activation
This was the former content of this article before I turned it into a redirect. Perhaps someone would like to incorporate this information into the activation energy article. Ed Cormany 23:13 15 Jul 2003 (UTC)
The amount of energy required as heat or pressure to disbalance an otherwise stable but energy storing compound so that it will release its potential energy. The energy that must be overcome to allow an otherwise exothermic reaction to proceed.