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Chemistry 2000 Spring 2006 Solutions to the problems on elementary vs complex reactions 1. Certainly not elementary: too many reactants 2. Possibly elementary: The reaction is simple (just one bond made and one broken) and could occur in one step. 3. Certainly not elementary: Removing a carbon atom from the graphite sheets
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Unformatted text preview: requires three bond breaking events. We also have to break the O 2 double bond, and make two carbon-oxygen double bonds. There are just too many changes to be made in a single step....
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