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anonymous

  • one year ago

Can someone please explain mechanism in a easy way?

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  1. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    shows the movement of electrons

  2. thadyoung
    • one year ago
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    a \(\sf \color{red}{reaction ~mechanism}\) is basically the step by step sequence of it's elementary reactions. You can show the movement of electrons, but it doesn't necessarily involve showing electron pushing and such like they do in organic chemistry.

  3. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    I was thinking in terms of organic chem lol

  4. taramgrant0543664
    • one year ago
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    http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/reich/handouts/elecpush/epush-1.htm This link shows some examples of reaction mechanism showing the movement of electrons

  5. thadyoung
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    Yes, thats true, but a mechanism could also be something simple like the reaction of carbon monoxide gas with nitrogen dioxide gas: CO\(_{(g)}\) + NO\(\sf _2\) \(_{(g)}\) \(\rightarrow\) CO\(\sf _2\)\(_{(g)}\) NO\(_{(g)}\) Where there are several elementary steps in between such as the nitrogen dioxide first forming nitrogen trioxide, and then reacting with carbon monoxide gas, and so forth.

  6. thadyoung
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    Organic chemistry isn't the only field that uses mechanisms.

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