Tutor profile: Asa N.
Subject: Organic Chemistry
What rules does an oxymercuration-reduction reaction follow? How does this translate to products?
The oxymercuration-reduction reaction follows Markovnikov's rule, and is an has no syn/anti preference. This means that the hydroxy group will always end up at the most substituted carbon of the alkene.
Subject: Inorganic Chemistry
What geometry do d10 metal complexes prefer? Why?
d10 metal complexes prefer a tetrahedral geometry because they are limited to 4 ligands (8 donated e-) by the 18 e- rule.
What is the term for the influence changes in temperature, pressure, volume, and/or concentration have upon the ratio of reactants and products in a given reaction?
Le Chatelier's principle tells us that by changing one of the above relevant factors, we can shift the chemical equilibrium towards reactants or products.
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