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14 April, 2015 - 17:38

Organic chemistry is closely related to our daily lives. We need to use carbon-containing compounds very frequently. In this module you learned how the reactivity of a reaction is related to both kinetic and thermodynamic factors. The energy barrier for a reaction to occur is called activation energy. A reaction may have competition between kinetic control and thermodynamic control. The former considers the reaction that has a lower activation energy that forms faster, while the latter concerns the more stable compound with a lower energy.

If you would like to learn more on this subject, you are welcome to enrol in CHEM S445 Advances in Chemical Synthesis offered by the School of Science and Technology of the OUHK.