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    Organic Reactions - Cyclopentadiene

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    Why is cyclopentadiene monomer more stable at higher temperatures although dicyclopentadiene (dimer) is more stable at lower temperatures? Also, given that cyclopentadiene monomer is more stable at higher temps, why is it necessary to keep monomer cold in order to prevent its conversion back to dimer?

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    At higher temperature, dimer of cylcopentadiene undergoes a retro-Diels-Alder reaction (reverse Diels-Alder reaction). Thermo energy causes dimer to dissociate into ...

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    The solution explains why cyclopentadiene monomer is more stable at higher temperatures. The solution is 105 words.