Chemistry Practice Problems Reaction Mechanism Practice Problems Solution: Choose a possible transition state for the bimolec...

Solution: Choose a possible transition state for the bimolecular reaction depicted here . (The blue spheres are nitrogen atoms, and the red ones are oxygen atoms.) The dashed lines is used to represent the bonds that are in the process of being broken or made in the transition state.

Problem

Choose a possible transition state for the bimolecular reaction depicted here . 

(The blue spheres are nitrogen atoms, and the red ones are oxygen atoms.) The dashed lines is used to represent the bonds that are in the process of being broken or made in the transition state.

N double bonded to O plus O3 (one double and one single bond) go to NO2 (one double and one single bond) plus O2 (double bond).

Solution

We are asked to determine a possible transition state for the bimolecular reaction depicted

The blue spheres are nitrogen atoms, and the red ones are oxygen atoms. The dashed lines are used to represent the bonds that are in the process of being broken or made in the transition state.

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