# 3.5: Solutions to Selected Problems

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KP5. Solutions to Selected Problems

Problem KP1.1.

Two C-C σ bonds and one new π bond are made. Three old π bonds are lost.

ΔH = bonds broken - bonds made

ΔH = (3 x 64) - ((2 x 83) + 64) kcal/mol

ΔH = -38 kcal/mol

Problem KP1.2.

Tc = ΔH / (ΔS + Rlog[M])

Tc = - 7,000 cal mol-1 (-8.6 cal K-1 mol-1 + 1.98 cal K-1 mol-1 log(8.7))

Tc = - 7,000 (-8.6 + 1.98 (0.939)) K

Tc = - 7,000 (-6.74) K

Tc = 1038 K = 765 °C

Problem KP1.3.

For each amide bond, a C-N bond and a H-Cl bond are made. A C-Cl and a N-H bond are lost.

ΔH = bonds broken - bonds made

= (C-Cl + N-H) - (C-N + H-Cl)

ΔH = (81 + 93) - (73 + 102) kcal/mol

ΔH = -1 kcal/mol

Problem KP2.1.

75% conversion means 0.75 in terms of fractions.

DP = 1 / (1 - p)

DP = 1 / (1 - 0.75)

DP = 1 / 0.25

DP = 4

Problem KP2.2.

slope = 2 [M]0 k = 0.717 s-1

k = 0.717 s-1 / (2 x 17 mol L-1)

k = 0.021 L mol-1s-1

Problem KP2.3.

Mn = M0 / (1 - p)

= 120 g/mol / (1 - 0.99)

= 120 g/mol / 0.01

= 12,000 g/mol

Mw = M0(1 + p) / (1 - p)

= 120 g/mol (1 + 0.99) / ( 1 - 0.99)

= 120 g/mol (1.99) / 0.01

= 23,800 g/mol

D = 1 + p

= 1 + 0.99

= 1.99

Problem KP3.1.

Rate = k' [M][I]1/2

slope = k' [I]1/2

0.0024136 s = k' (0.00025)1/2

k' = 0.015 s-1

Problem KP3.2.

Rateinit = Rateterm

ki [M][I] = kt[M+]

Rearranging:

[M+] = (ki/kt) [M][I]

Problem KP3.3.

Rateprop = kp [M+][M]

Substituting the steady state expression for [M+]:

Rate = (kikp/kt) [M]2[I]

Problem KP3.4.

v = Rateprop/Rateinit

v = kp [M+][M] / ki [M][I] = (kp / ki)[M+] / [I]

but [M+] is not a known quantity. Alternatively, at steady state, Rateinit = Rateterm

v = Rateprop/Rateterm

v = kp [M+][M] / kt [M+] = (kp / kt)[M]

Problem KP3.5.

a) v = [M]0/[I]0 = 4.5 / 1.25 x 10-3 = 3,400

b) v = (kp/2f kt kd)([M]/[I]1/2)

v = (0.003 / 2(0.5)(0.003)(0.0001))(4.5/(1.25 x 10-3)1/2) = (1/0.0001)(4.5/0.035) = 128/0.0001 = 1,280,000

c) v = (kp/2f kt kd)([M]/[I]1/2)

v = (0.003 / 2(0.5)(0.03)(0.0001))(4.5/(1.25 x 10-3)1/2) = (0.01/0.0001)(4.5/0.035) = 128/0.01 = 12,800

d) v = (kp/2f kt kd)([M]/[I]1/2)

v = (0.003 / 2(0.5)(0.003)(0.1))(4.5/(1.25 x 10-3)1/2) = (1/0.1)(4.5/0.035) = 128/0.1 = 1,280

Problem KP4.1.

The key point is that, when two terms are added together and one is much larger than the other, the sum is approximately the same as the larger of the two terms. You can ignore the smaller one.

Problem KP4.2.

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