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Draw a reaction coordinate diagram for the following reaction in which C is the most stable and B the least stable of the three species and the transition state going from A to B is more stable than the transition state going from B to C:
a. How many intermediates are there?
b. How many transition states are there?
c. Which step has the greater rate constant in the forward direction?
d. Which step has the greater rate constant in the reverse direction?
e. Of the four steps, which has the greatest rate constant?
f. Which is the rate-determining step in the forward direction?
g. Which is the rate-determining step in the reverse direction?
In this task, we need to explain menthone is converted to a mixture of menthone and isomenthone on treatment with 90% sulfuric acid.
The keto-enol tautomer is the most common tautomer encountered in organic compounds. It is the transfer of a hydrogen atom to carbon oxygen from an adjacent carbon atom.
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