Biradical vs Lone Pair

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Jessica Beroukhim 3K
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Biradical vs Lone Pair

Postby Jessica Beroukhim 3K » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:45 pm

What's the difference between a biradical and a molecule where one atom has a lone pair on it?

Jason Liu 1C
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Re: Biradical vs Lone Pair

Postby Jason Liu 1C » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:20 pm

Biradicals have two unpaired electrons, meaning each electron is in a different orbital. An atom with a lone pair has two electrons in the same orbital.

Ivy Lu 1C
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Re: Biradical vs Lone Pair

Postby Ivy Lu 1C » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:41 pm

A biradical is a molecule with two unpaired electrons and a lone pair is when two valence electrons that aren't part of bonding for an atom. For a biradical, the two unpaired electrons on usually on different atoms.

Jesus Rodriguez 1J
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Re: Biradical vs Lone Pair

Postby Jesus Rodriguez 1J » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:57 pm

Lone pair refers to valence e- that aren't shared with another atom. Biradical refers two unpaired electrons


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