Intermediates and transition states

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Intermediates and transition states

Postby Diana_OToole_1F » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:29 pm

On page 85 in the diagrams of the transition states, I noticed that where H attaches to C in the intermediate it is written as CH2. It's also written that way in step 2 as the product. But on the previous page that part of the intermediate is written as CH-H (bond is a vertical line). I was wondering if it matters when drawing transition states whether or not we write CH2 or CH-H or if both will be accepted?

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Re: Intermediates and transition states

Postby Brianna Wummer 2L » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:01 pm

Hi there! I think either notation is fine, as long as they are written correctly. Hope that helps!

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