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2013 Final Exam Question 5C

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:46 pm
by Victoria Lee 2C
For the last part of the question regarding the transition state of NH attaching to 2nd molecule and OH leaving the molecule 2nd molecule, how do we know that the geometry of the TS is trigonal bipyramidal? Is the geometry determined with respect to where the two molecules are attaching?

Re: 2013 Final Exam Question 5C

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:53 pm
by Sanjan Kumar 1A
Yes it is somewhat similar to the example that Professor Lavelle did during the organic chemistry review session on Wednesday.