8.75 part b

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Abigail Urbina 1K
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8.75 part b

Postby Abigail Urbina 1K » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:57 pm

CH3CHCH2(g) + H2O(g) --> CH3CH(OH)CH3(g)

I understand which bonds are broken and why (because I drew out the Lewis structures). However, for the bonds that are formed from this reaction, I am confused as to why the solution manual says that 1 mol of a C-C SINGLE bond is formed. Also, it says that 1 mol of a C-O SINGLE bond is formed when I thought that a C-O DOUBLE bond would be formed. I did, however, get 1 mol of the C-H single bond being formed. Can someone please clarify the other two bonds that were formed?

sahajgill
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Re: 8.75 part b

Postby sahajgill » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:27 pm

A C-C bond is formed because when the double bond C=C is broken, the C-C bond has to be reformed. It is not possible for one of the C=C bonds to be broken only. You are right about the C-H bond, but the other bond that forms is C-OH, which is not a double bond.

Ammarah 2H
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Re: 8.75 part b

Postby Ammarah 2H » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:17 pm

I don't know if this will help, but for these problems, I find it easier to include all of the bonds in the calculation! I draw the Lewis structures and then count all the bonds for both the products and reactants. The math works out because the repeated bonds are subtracted out anyways.

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Re: 8.75 part b

Postby Adrian Lim 1G » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:42 pm

I also thought that there would be a C=O double bond formed. Can anyone please clarify?


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