transition statemedical dictionary

The activated state of a molecule that has partly undergone a chemicalreaction.

(09 Oct 1997)

transition state intermediatemedical dictionary

In a chemical reaction, an unstable and high-energy configuration assumed by reactants on the way to making products. Enzymes are thought to bindand stabilise the transition state, thus lowering the energy of activation needed to drive the reaction to completion.

(09 Oct 1997)