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    A younger student is contemplating taking Advanced Organic Chemistry CHM 338 next year and asks you about the course. To help your friend capture the essential aspects of Hammond Postulate clearly illustrate with appropriately drawn diagrams, mechanism that help clarify your explanation.

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    The essential aspects of Hammond Postulate:

    The energy of transition states is of crucial importance for the rate of chemical reactions. However, the very nature of transition states means that it is not possible to observe them directly. Hammond's Postulate allows us to make assumption about the structure of transition states.

    The Hammond Postulate states that in highly exothermic reactions the transition state is structurally ...

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    The solution provides detailed diagrams and explanations on the essential aspect of Hammond Postulate.