Reaction Profiles

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Chu 3J
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Reaction Profiles

Postby Chu 3J » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:41 am

In question 4.40 in the Introduction to Organic Chemistry workbook, how do we know if the reactants or products are thermodynamically stable. Also how do we determine if a reaction is kinetically controlled?

Albert Chong_1L
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Re: Reaction Profiles

Postby Albert Chong_1L » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:01 am

Hi,

The products are thermodynamically stable if they have lower Free Energy than the reactants (1&2).
A reaction is kinetically stable if it has a high activation energy, because few reactants will become products at normal temperatures (2&4).


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