Ch_322a_8.03

Ch_322a_8.03 - Reaction Coordinate C=C + H-X C C H X C C H...

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The Mechanism of Hydrohalogenations The addition of HX to an alkene is a two-step process: Step 1 C=C + H-X C C H + + X - electrophilic addition slow Step 2 X - C C H + + nucleophilic addition fast C C H X
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Free Energy Diagram for the Hydrohalogenation Reaction Free Energy
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Unformatted text preview: Reaction Coordinate C=C + H-X C C H X C C H + + X-C C H X !" ! + ! + C C H X ! + !" ! G step 1 ! G step 2 The rate-determining (slow) step is formation of the high energy intermediate--the carbocation ....
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2009 for the course CHEM 322AL taught by Professor Jung during the Summer '07 term at USC.

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