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Biradical vs Lone Pair

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:45 pm
by Jessica Beroukhim 3K
What's the difference between a biradical and a molecule where one atom has a lone pair on it?

Re: Biradical vs Lone Pair

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:20 pm
by Jason Liu 1C
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.

Re: Biradical vs Lone Pair

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:41 pm
by Ivy Lu 1C
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.

Re: Biradical vs Lone Pair

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:57 pm
by Jesus Rodriguez 1J
Lone pair refers to valence e- that aren't shared with another atom. Biradical refers two unpaired electrons