Reaction profile for SN2 reaction

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Rika Jitosho 2E
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Reaction profile for SN2 reaction

Postby Rika Jitosho 2E » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:53 am

In question 4.35 of the homework, it asks us to draw the reaction profile for the reaction: CH3Br + OH ---> CH3OH + Br. I understand how to draw a reaction profile, but how do we know if we should draw the pathway as an exergonic or endergonic reaction? Thanks in advance!

Rachel Wile 2D
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Re: Reaction profile for SN2 reaction

Postby Rachel Wile 2D » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:01 am

They would have to specify, but exergonic is much more common than endergonic so if they do not I would draw it the exergonic way.

Rika Jitosho 2E
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Re: Reaction profile for SN2 reaction

Postby Rika Jitosho 2E » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:37 am

Rachel Wile 2D wrote:They would have to specify, but exergonic is much more common than endergonic so if they do not I would draw it the exergonic way.

That's what I was thinking too. Thanks for confirming!


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