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Title: Transition state
Post by: freshmandeam on April 08, 2021, 12:13:18 AM
Hello, this is my first time posting here. I am stuck on this problem that I barely understand how to do: I've tried reaching out to people on discord and reddit but it ended in back-and-forth conversations with no clear answer. Can anyone help me out here? Does the deciding factor have to do with electronegativity or acid? And if you're confused about the "tug-of-war" part, try to interpret it from this:
Title: Re: Transition state
Post by: Babcock_Hall on April 08, 2021, 09:42:51 AM
It is a forum rule that you must show your attempt before we can help you.  However, I will give you a suggestion to get started.  I would think in terms of Lewis acid/Lewis base chemistry as a starting point.