Radicals  [ENDORSED]

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Adrienne B 1J
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Radicals

Postby Adrienne B 1J » Sat May 19, 2018 2:52 pm

what defines a radical?

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Re: Radicals

Postby Dennisse Diaz 1D » Sat May 19, 2018 3:01 pm

A radical is an atom, molecule, or ion that has an unpaired valence electron.

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Re: Radicals

Postby Cameron Smith 1I » Sat May 19, 2018 6:53 pm

How do we determine which atom or ion can be classified as the radical?

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Re: Radicals

Postby Tiffany Tufenkjian 1E » Sat May 19, 2018 7:09 pm

A radical is an atom with an unpaired electron.

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Re: Radicals

Postby Odalys Cuevas 1C » Sat May 19, 2018 8:29 pm

Radicals are atoms with unpaired valence electrons and usually have an odd number of electrons.

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Re: Radicals  [ENDORSED]

Postby AnnaYan_1l » Sat May 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Cameron Smith 1I wrote:How do we determine which atom or ion can be classified as the radical?


I think this would depend on the molecule given in a problem...If it had an odd number of electrons (when adding up valence electrons), it would be safe to assume one of the atoms would be considered a radical. This can be seen in HW problem 3.55.


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