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How does coenzyme A produce proton from pyruvate ions?

The reversible conversion of pyruvate ion and coenzyme A (CoA) into $\ce{acetyl-CoA}$ and formate ion (Figure 1) is not a one step reaction but a complex multistep radical reaction (Ref.1), thus it is ...
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What will happen if the electrolysis of Brine takes place for a long time?

If the electrolysis is done without a separation membrane, the chlorine gas will partly be dissolved in the solution and react with NaOH according to : $\ce{2 NaOH + Cl2 -> NaClO + NaCl + H2O}$. So ...
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Reduction of unsymmetrical ketones using BINAL-H (Enantioselectivity)

I think our readers need a good explanation for this question based on user55119's comment "The question arises, why isn't the alkynyl group in the TS axial having a smaller A-value than the ...
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Spontaneous reaction between chlorine and a hypothetical atom

This thought experiment needs more thinking. Both scenarios are essentially Born-Haber cycles not possible mechanisms. Forming a positive ion always requires energy so that makes equations 4,5,6 not ...
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Spontaneous reaction between chlorine and a hypothetical atom

There is a flaw in hypothesis 1 - getting the atoms "really close" will provide activation energy. At sufficiently close distance the combined electron Pauli repulsion and nuclear core ...
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