Question
• 1. The HCo(CO)4 complex can catalyze the
isomerization of pure cis-2-butene to a mixture
of cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, and 1-butene.
Propose a mechanism. Carefully show the
process using wedges and dashes to indicate
stereochemistry of each intermediate.

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• 1. The HCo(CO)4 complex can catalyze the isomerization of pure cis-2-butene to a mixture of cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, and 1-butene. Propose a mechanism. Carefully show the process using wedges and dashes to indicate stereochemistry of each intermediate.

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