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8: Radical Reactivity: Reaction Rate Constants

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    As discussed in Chapter 4, any reaction that involves radical inter­me­di­ates actually consists of two or more elemen­tary reactions. The rate constants for these elementary reactions are critical in determining the success of an overall reac­tion. Knowing these rate constants then is essential to under­standing existing radical reactions and being able to predict new ones.

    This chapter is different from the others in this book in that it contains a large number of tables. These tables consist of collections of rate constants. Because relatively few rate constants for reactions of carbohydrates have been determined, most of the values in these tables come from reactions of simpler organic compounds; thus, they serve as models for carbo­hy­drate reactivity. These rate constants do not represent an exhaustive list of those that have been determined; rather, they are ones of interest in under­standing the reac­tions of carbo­hydrates.


    This page titled 8: Radical Reactivity: Reaction Rate Constants is shared under a All Rights Reserved (used with permission) license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Roger W. Binkley and Edith R. Binkley.

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