Oct '15
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  • Q:

    In the following reaction, the fastest reaction rate occurs in pure water, as opposed to occurring in a solvent like ethanol. Which of the following best describes why this scenario takes place?



     

    A

    The aromatic rings in both reactants are hydrophobic and will be in close proximity to each other, which increases the chance of a reaction taking place

    B

    The aromatic rings in both reactants are hydrophobic and will be in close proximity to each other, which decreases the chance of a reaction taking place

    C

    The aromatic rings in both reactants are hydrophilic and will be in close proximity to each other, which increases the chance of a reaction taking place

    D

    The aromatic rings in both reactants are hydrophilic and will be in close proximity to each other, which decreases the chance of a reaction taking place




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