Unformatted text preview: 1. Explain why, for the reaction of ethene with HBr, the activation energy of the first step ( G 1 ‡ ) is much greater than the activation energy of the second step ( G 2 ‡ ). 2. Consider the following reaction. Write a detailed mechanism for this transformation, showing electron flow by the use of curved arrows and the structures of all intermediates. Will the product generated exist in stereoisomeric forms? Here are some excellent Flashware animations to take a look at from Chapter 6: Hydrohalogenation of Alkenes (very important) Carbocation rearrangement: 1,2-hydride shift Carbocation rearrangement: 1,2-alkyl shift Cl HCl ether...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course CHEMISTRY 138 taught by Professor Dicks during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto.
- Spring '10
- Organic chemistry