Date of Award

6-1965

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

Kinetic studies are often valuable in the investigation of reaction mechanisms. They can reveal the molecularity of a reaction and perhaps give an indication of possible intermediate steps. Comparisons of rate studies, such as kinetic isotope effects, can indicate the rate determining step of a reaction. Finally, rate studies can reveal when changes in reaction mechanism accompany changes in one or more kinetically significant variables. This study investigates the possibility of a new or altered reaction mechanism as one kinetic variable is changed. The reaction of interest is the hydrolysis of benzeneboronic acid in concentrated phosphoric acid media.

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