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    Energy Diagram: Kinetic vs. Thermodynamic Products

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    I am trying to draw an energy diagram for the methone to -/-menthol & +/-neomenthol.

    It is a redox reaction but is it also an SN2 reaction?

    Product is slightly in favour to -/- menthol, does this mean -/-menthol is thermodynamically favourable to +/-neomenthol

    How do I determine which is more kinetically favoured?

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    Energy diagram reduction of methone to -/-menthol & +/-neomenthol
    I am trying to draw an energy diagram for the methone to -/-menthol & +/-neomenthol.
    It is a redox reaction but is it also an SN2 reaction?
    Product is slightly in favour to -/- menthol, does this mean -/-menthol is thermodynamically favourable to +/-neomenthol
    How do I determine which is more kinetically favoured?

    Answer:

    NaBH4 Reduction
    NaBH4 (sodium borohydride) is commonly used as a reducing agent in reduction of aldehydes and ketones to produce alcohols. For example, NaBH4 reduces menthone to menthol and neomenthol.
    The ratio of alcohol products obtained depends on the favored stereochemistry of the reduction. Addition of hydride to the bottom face of menthone ...

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