Ok I have been reading through some of my notes and simply cannot find answers, so I was wondering if anyone out there could lend a helping hand.
The question is:
1// For the following pair of hydrates, predict and explain which is the most stable.
Thanks in advance guys!
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Stabilisation determination between Hydrates watch
- Thread Starter
- 23-03-2011 18:50
- 23-03-2011 19:52
I always do this in terms of the carbonyl stability of the corresponding ketone...take the C+-O- resonance form.
The more stable the positive charge the more stable the ketone and thus the less stable the hydrate and vice versa