Full arrows vs. Half arrows

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Juliana Nghiem 3G
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Full arrows vs. Half arrows

Postby Juliana Nghiem 3G » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:43 pm

In lecture, we learned that a full arrow means that two electrons are transferred and and a half arrow means that one electron is transferred. In the course reader, there are only examples of reactions that have full arrows, what is an example of a half arrow where only one electron is transferred?

Joann Hernandez 2F
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Re: Full arrows vs. Half arrows

Postby Joann Hernandez 2F » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:34 pm

I would say a good example for half arrows is when you're dealing with radicals with a single electron that can donate or bond with another radical. It can also work well when you're trying to bond H atoms as they are just a single electron donor.


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