Kinetically and Thermodynamically Controlled


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Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
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Kinetically and Thermodynamically Controlled

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:57 pm

Can someone please explain how you know when a reaction is kinetically or thermodynamically controlled? Also, what does it mean when a reaction is kinetically or thermodynamically trapped?

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Re: Kinetically and Thermodynamically Controlled

Postby Myka G 1l » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:38 am

Short reaction times usually mean the reaction is kinetically controlled while longer reaction times usually suggest thermodynamic reaction control. A reaction that is thermodynamically favored but doesn't occur spontaneously because of a high activation energy is kinetically trapped.


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