## Activated complex for question 103

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### Activated complex for question 103

Isn't an activated complex suppose to show the bonds breaking and forming in a transition state?

For question 103 (a), is says the activated complex for $CH3CHO\rightarrow CH3+CHO$
[/code] should be written as [CH3.......CHO] but shouldn't it be [H3C.......CHO] since the C-C bond is breaking? Or are both correct?

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### Re: Activated complex for question 103

Yes, both answers are correct, since we can assume CH3 is a methyl group and thus the bond is formed between the carbons. However, to be more accurate, [H3C ---- CHO] is preferred.