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When benzoic acid is allowed to stand in water enriched in 18O, the isotopic label

Organic Chemistry, | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780073402741 | Authors: Francis A Carey Dr., Robert M. Giuliano ISBN: 9780073402741 326

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Problem 18.9

When benzoic acid is allowed to stand in water enriched in 18O, the isotopic label becomes incorporated into the benzoic acid. The reaction is catalyzed by acids. Suggest an explanation for this observation.

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Quantum Numbers for Multielectron Atoms The periodic table was originally organized by the properties of the elements. Now we can see that it is in fact organized by the electronic structure of the elements. It is the structure of the electrons in these atoms from which the properties are derived. Elements have similar chemical properties as a result of having similar configurations of their valence electrons. ● Single Electron Approximation: One way that we simplify is to treat each electron separately, even though electrons cannot really be thought of as being independent from each other. This is known as the single electron approximation, and from it we get the very useful idea of "orbitals". We imagine that each electron has its own wavefunction,

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Textbook: Organic Chemistry,
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Author: Francis A Carey Dr., Robert M. Giuliano
ISBN: 9780073402741

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