I want to ask more following the previous Question. (Thermodynamic versus kinetic reactions)

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  1. in this reaction below, is the first product 'kinetic product'? and second one is 'thermodynamic product' ?

  2. upper pathway is acid/base reaction but doesn't seem reversible, thus looks like far from thermodynamics. but I learned acid/base reaction is about thermodynamics. what did I get wrong?

I'd appreciate any comments^_^

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    $\begingroup$ Note that it is possible that the thermodynamic and kinetic products are the same. $\endgroup$ – Ben Norris Mar 14 '16 at 4:24
  • $\begingroup$ even when two different products can come up like a case above? $\endgroup$ – NK Yu Mar 14 '16 at 4:26
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, even so. An example is radical bromination. Radical bromination favors formation of the most stable radical (and by Hammond's postulate) this radical forms fastest. $\endgroup$ – Ben Norris Mar 14 '16 at 4:50
  • $\begingroup$ if one product is kinetic and thermodynamic product at the same time, why would there any kind of other product? $\endgroup$ – NK Yu Mar 14 '16 at 7:26
  • $\begingroup$ @NKYu Because a mixture of products always has a lower Gibb's energy than a pure product. $\endgroup$ – bon Mar 14 '16 at 9:52

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