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HW 15.47

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:31 am
by Peter Dis1G
Can anyone explain the approach as to how to interpret the diagram of the steps? Thank you.

Re: HW 15.47

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:49 am
by Danah Albaaj 1I
You just have to look at the molecules within each step, and check to see if any are repeated within the product of one step and the reactant of another. This would make them an intermediate of the reaction. If you still struggle with determining the intermediates and the overall reaction, you could try writing the symbolic chemical equations so you see the number of each atom there is within the molecules.

Re: HW 15.47

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:25 pm
by Nancy Dinh 2J
I also find it helpful to redraw the steps using numbers or letters corresponding to each different molecule. It makes it a bit simpler to see than that complicated mess.