Tutor profile: Jefferson T.
Subject: Organic Chemistry
Describe why iodides are more reactive electrophiles than the corresponding bromide.
In an iodide, the homo is in the 4p vs. the 3p. range, causing a much longer bond. When these is a longer bond like this, the carbon 2sp3 is not able to make as strong of a bond, making this bond more labile and electrophilic.
Subject: Inorganic Chemistry
Why are square planar complexes likely to go through an associative or an associatively activated mechanism?
Square planar complexes are likely to go through an associative mechanism because there is significant space above and below the ligand plane of the metal for a reaction to occur.
Subject: Basic Chemistry
Consider the Following Molecules, all of which are liquid at room temperate, which has the weakest intermolecular forces. Describe the Intermolecular forces present in this molecule A. H2O,bp=100C. B. C2H5OC2H5, bp = 40 C. C. C2H5OH, bp = 80 C. D. Naphthalene, bp = 175 C.
B. is the correct answer. It has mostly London dispersion forces, with a small dipole, which creates dipole forces.
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