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Unformatted text preview: b) Provide a brief (1-2 sentence) explanation for your choice. 3. (15 points) Consider the following S N 2 reaction. HO + + CH 3 Br Br CH 3 OH a) Draw in the curved arrows that show the electron flow from reactants to products above. b) Given that the reaction is exothermic, sketch a reaction vs energy diagram. Label the reactants and products. Draw the structure of the rate limiting transition state at the appropriate location on your diagram . Be careful to illustrate clearly the geometry around the carbon atom. For full credit, be sure to show whether or not the transition state is reactant-like or product-like, by indicating which of the two partial bonds is longer. Energy Reaction...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENME 110 taught by Professor Irvine during the Spring '09 term at UMBC.
- Spring '09