Daily Archives: September 28, 2009

%s character & bond energy (textbook error)

On p. 146 Loudon asks "why an sp2-sp3 C-C bond is stronger than an sp3-sp3 C-C bond". It's a good question because it might help explain why more substituted alkenes are more stable than their less substituted isomers, a topic… Continue reading

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Unsaturation Number (textbook error)

Chapter 4 introduces so-called “road map” problems. Problem 4.51 & 4.52 are typical examples. A “road map” problem gives you some information about the composition of a molecule and its chemical behavior (what you can turn it into, how you… Continue reading

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