Organic Chemistry Practice Problems Hammond Postulate Practice Problems Solution: Consider the following reaction:(h) Is the transit...

# Solution: Consider the following reaction:(h) Is the transition state closer in structure to the reactants or products? Explain.

###### Problem

Consider the following reaction:

(h) Is the transition state closer in structure to the reactants or products? Explain.

###### Solution

We’re being asked to determine if the transition state for the reaction is closer in structure to the reactants or products. We’re given the following energy diagram:

Recall that a transition state is the highest energy point in an energy diagram. According to the Hammond Postulate, transition states most closely resemble the species with the higher energy.

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