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Calculate the Percentage of Atom Economy for the Following Reaction with Respect to Allyl Chloride. Ch3-ch=Ch2+Cl2 → Cl-ch2-ch=Ch2+Hcl - Applied Chemistry 2

Calculate the percentage of atom economy for the following reaction with respect to allyl chloride. CH3-CH=CH2+Cl2 → Cl-CH2-CH=CH2+HCl   

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Solution

CH3-CH=CH2+Cl2 → Cl-CH2-CH=CH2+HCl
Prpene (42) (71) Allyl chloride (76.5) (36.5)
% Atom economy = molecular weight of product/total mol. Weight of reactants * 100
=76.5/42+71 * 100
=76.5/113 * 100
= 67.7%
% Atom economy = 67.7% 

Concept: Numerical on Atom Economy
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