The isomerization of alkenes is catalysed by HCo(CO) 3 and Fig. 25.20 shows the relevant catalytic cycle.

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The isomerization of alkenes is catalysed by HCo(CO)3 and Fig. 25.20 shows the relevant catalytic cycle. 

(a) HCo(CO)4 is a catalyst precursor; explain what this means. 

(b) Give a fuller description of what is happening in each of the steps shown in Fig. 25.20.


Figure 25.20.

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Inorganic Chemistry

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Authors: Catherine Housecroft

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