1. Write a detailed, stepwise mechanism to account for the following reaction. Be sure to include ALL the components of the mechanism.
CH3CH2CH3 + BR2 -> CH3CHBrCH3 + HBr
2. When 2, 2-dimethylbutane is subjected to free radical chlorination, the relative reactivity of the types of hydrogen's is as shown below.
Type of Hydrogen Relative reactivity
3. Consider the following 3 step mechanism for the reaction of A through intermediates B and C to produce D.
Reaction Step E subscriptA Triangle symbol H (kcal/mol)
A -> B 15 13
B -> C 10 -6
C -> D 2 -20
a. Draw the reaction energy diagram for this reaction mechanism. In your diagram, label for each step
Triangle symbol H (include signs)
E subscript A
b. Which step is rate determining step? Explain your reasoning.
c. As a chemical engineer, your job is to speed up this reaction. How might you accomplish this?
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