Asked Apr 30, 2019

1)     Illustrate the principle of microscopic reversibility using an organometallic reaction.

2)  Use the C2 point group to illustrate that the irreducible representations in a character table are mutually orthogonal and normalized to the order of the group .


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According to the principle of microscopic reversibility, in a reversible reaction, both the forward and the backward reactions follow the same mechanism, but, in reverse order, the sequence of transition state in the mechanism is same but the order is reversed.

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The reversible reaction is shown in equation (1).

Reductive elimination is the microscopic reverse of oxidative addition. In oxidative addition reaction shown in step (a), the addition of substrate molecule to the transition metal complex occurs and the oxidation state increases by two units. The oxidative addition o...


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