Atom Economy

  • Created by: J.E.C.
  • Created on: 11-04-14 13:14

Reactions and Atom Economy

Atom Economy = (RFM of useful product) / (RFM of reactants used) x 100


Reorganises the constituent atoms within a molecule, none are lost so is 100% atom economical


Reactants are added together, no atoms lost = 100% atom economical


The leaving group is not incorporated in the final product = atom economy always <100%


Remove a group from a molecule, so there will alos be another product as well as the useful product = always <100% atom economical. Least economical.

Condensation = addition then eilmination

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