The region of a @P04780@ or hypersurface that corresponds to molecular configurations that are closer in geometry to those of the reactants than to those of the products.
Source: PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 165 [Terms] [Paper]
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