1. B

    Silane oxidation mechanism

    Hi, I am trying to work out the mechanism for the formation of diphenylsilanediol (Ph2Si(OH)2) from diphenylsilane (Ph2SiH2). The other reagents used in addition to the diphenylsilane are sodium tert-butoxide and acetonitrile and the reaction is catalysed by gold nanoparticles. I believe...
  2. C

    Free Radical reaction Problem

    Lets say you have 1 liter of 2 mol/L methane and the same amount of chlorine. Lets also say that both are liquids since those are most likely to react. Gases more often bump the wrong way and solids don't react at all. Now the initiation step is forming the first molecule of HCl and Methyl...