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Unformatted text preview: theareaofCovertheareaofIat theequilibriumpoint,weobtainthatthereactionhadafinalmoleratioof.442067molcamphorto1mol isoborneol.Usingtheseratios,andtheknowledgeofthestoichiometricratiosbetweenthereactants andtheproductsforeachpossiblereaction,onefindsthattheKeqfortheconversionofcamphorto borneolis5.58990,andtheKeqfortheconversionofcamphortoisoborneolis2.26210.Dividingthese twoKeqyieldsanoverallKeqofapproximately2.5.WiththeKeq,wecandeterminethattheassociated  ­0.7kJ/mol. reversibilityofthereaction,sincethereisarelativelysmallenergydifferencebetweenthereactantsand products,andthereforethetransition ­stateenergiesforboththeforwardandbackwardsreactionsare relativelyequal. Conclusion  Herein,wereportthatadefiniteconclusiononthenatureofboththeNaBH4andMPVreactions hasbeenreached.Underrefluxconditionsatatmosphericpressureandinmethanol,thereductionof camphorwithNaBH4isanon ­reversiblereactionthatrunsunderkineticcontrol,formingastable productwhichwillnotinterconvert;andfrompreviousresults,itisknownthatthereactionhas appr...
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