A surface for an exergonic reactionA
in which the col corresponds to considerable separation between the products
. The energy barrier in the potential-energy profile
is in the later stages of the reaction path
. On such a surface most of the energy is released after
is formed. Repulsive surfaces are also called late-downhill surfaces, and the barrier
in such a surface is called a Type-II barrier.
PAC, 1996, 68, 149
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