The gas-phase dehydrobromination of 3-bromopentane has been shown to be a homogeneous first-order reaction, unaffected by the presence of cyclohexene. The rate constants follow the Arrhenius equation k1= 1013 · 51 exp(-45,440/RT). These observations are consistent with a molecular mechanism but not with the chain mechanism for bromide pryolysis proposed by Wojciechowski and Laidler.
Capon, Noel, Allan Maccoll, and R. Ross. "Mechanism of the Pyrolysis of 3-Bromopentane." Transactions of the Faraday Society 63 (1967): 1152-54.
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