Compound A can be converted to either B or C. The energy diagrams for both processes are drawn on the graph below.
The reactions that liberate energy/heat are termed exothermic and the ones that absorb heat are termed endothermic reactions.
In an energy profile diagram, the peak (high energy point) that lies between the reactants and the products is referred to as the transition state.
The energy barrier between the reactant and product species is referred to as the activation energy of the reaction.
The reaction A to B is endothermic and reaction A to C is exothermic.
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