Kinetically controlled reactions

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Remi Lathrop 1G
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Kinetically controlled reactions

Postby Remi Lathrop 1G » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:54 am

If a reaction has a high activation energy, does that mean it will be under kinetic control?

Alexander Peter 1F
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Re: Kinetically controlled reactions

Postby Alexander Peter 1F » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:04 am

To my understanding, if a product has low activation it is the kinetic product. Whereas if it had higher activation energy, it'd be the thermodynamic product and favored under thermodynamic control.

Michaela Capps 1l
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Re: Kinetically controlled reactions

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:49 pm

Yes Alexander is right. Even though a reaction might be thermodynamically favorable, it still has to overcome an activation energy.

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