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6. 22,69,73 The evaluation of pKR as well as pKa allows derivation of pKH2 O ¼ pKR À pKa ¼ 9:3. This equilibrium constant offers a measure of the stability of the 9,10-double bond of phenanthrene and thus the aromaticity of its central benzene ring. Comparison with the double bond of 2-butene, for which pKH2 O ¼ À3:94,86 indicates a 1013-fold greater stability, for the aromatic double bond. It should be noted that the value of pKH2 O does not depend on azide trapping. In the difference between pKR and pKa the rate constant kAz cancels out and KH2 O ¼ kA kH2 O =kH kp .
Sulfur anions are exceptional in approaching azide ions in efficiency as nucleophilic traps. Flash photolytic generation of carbocations has been achieved through photosolvolysis reactions involving a number of leaving groups. The effectiveness of the leaving group is important in determining competition between formation of carbocations and radicals and does not always correlate with efficiency in thermal reactions. 4 The flash photolytic and ‘‘azide-clock’’ methods are complementary. Trapping a carbocation with azide ion may be applicable where a photolytic method for generating the carbocation is not available.
The latter constant is readily determined spectrophotometrically by monitoring acid-catalyzed dehydration of the aromatic hydrate to the corresponding aromatic product. In principle, as we have seen, when the dehydration product is aromatic, carbocation formation is the rate-determining step of the reaction. However, the finite values of kp =kH2 O for the phenanthrenonium ion and other arenonium ions leading to moderately stable aromatic products imply a small correction for reversibility of this reaction step.
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