ERIC Number: EJ717200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
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Free Radical Halogenation, Selectivity, and Thermodynamics: The Polanyi Principle and Hammond's Postulate
Scala, Alfred A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v81 n11 p1661-1664 Nov 2004
The underlying ideas of the Polanyi principle and Hammond's postulate in relation to the simple free halogenation reactions and their selectivity and thermodynamics is presented. The results indicate that the chlorine atom exhibits a slightly less selectivity in the liquid phase as compared to in the gas phase.
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Scientific Principles, Comparative Analysis, Science Education
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