January 02, 2012

TOPIC 1: Counting Electrons and Ligands

Writing about web page http://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/ch3a2

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  1. For question 3 of topic 3 workshop, does the existence of an agostic intermediate lower the activation energy by just pulling down the reaction energies and hence barriers of the entire reaction?

    19 Oct 2012, 11:37

  2. Peter Scott

    I think what you’re saying is that the barrier to the formation of the agostic interaction and also the subsequent barrier to the insertion are BOTH smaller than the expected barrier to the direct insertion. This means that the reaction must be faster. In which acase, yes you’re right!

    20 Oct 2012, 09:41

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