activation energy

noun

Definition of activation energy

  1. :  the minimum amount of energy required to convert a normal stable molecule into a reactive molecule

1924

First Known Use of activation energy

1924


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activation energy

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noun ac·ti·va·tion energy \ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən-\

Medical Definition of activation energy

  1. :  the minimum amount of energy required to convert a normal stable molecule into a reactive molecule—called also energy of activation


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