PLEASE HELP intermediates

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Dahriel Aron 3A
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PLEASE HELP intermediates

Postby Dahriel Aron 3A » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:56 pm

Is there always only 1 intermediate in electrophilic addition when there are 2 transition states? I thought that there were 2 in the example of Br2 attaching to a large molecule with a double bond since one would be the Br attached to the large molecule with a carbo cation and one would be the second Br alone, however looking at the reaction profile it looks like there would only be 1 intermediate since theres only one dip with 2 transition states

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Re: PLEASE HELP intermediates

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:36 pm

The reaction profile only shows you the organic compound. You are right that there are 2 INTERMEDIATE SPECIES because Br- is count as an intermediate species as well.

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