the minimum amount of energy required to start a chemical reaction
For a reaction to occur, the particles must collide, they must collide with the appropriate orientation, and they must collide with sufficient energy.
substance that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction
protein that speeds up a chemical reaction
rate at which reactants change into products over time
in a reversible chemical reaction, the point at which the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the reverse reaction.
sability of a system, homeostasis
a chemical reaction in which the products re-form the original reactants
a force that disrupts, or threaten to disrupts equilibrium of a system
Le Chatelier's Principle
When a system at equilibrium is disturbed by application of a stress, it attains a new equilibrium position that minimizes the stress.