16.6 Cycloaddition Reactions

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    Frontier Molecular Orbital Theory for Cycloaddition Reactions

    Frontier Molecular Orbital Theory (FMO Theory)
    Number of Pi Electrons Thermal Photochemical
    4n + 2
    (Odd # of Pairs)
    Supra-Supra Allowed
    Supra-Antara Forbidden
    Supra-Antara Allowed
    Supra-Supra Forbidden
    4n
    (Even # of Pairs)
    Supra-Antara Allowed
    Supra-Supra Forbidden
    Supra-Supra Allowed
    Supra-Antara Forbidden
    Thermal (Δ) Photochemical (hν)
    predict the products of cycloaddition reactions 01

    Indicate whether this product is the result of a suprafacial/suprafacial or suprafacial/antarafacial transition state and whether it is allowed or forbidden.

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