Lewis Structures of Radicals  [ENDORSED]

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Rain Taganas 1J
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Lewis Structures of Radicals

Postby Rain Taganas 1J » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:04 pm

When making a Lewis Structure of a radical, how would I know which atom I would put the free electron?

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Re: Lewis Structures of Radicals

Postby Christian Fulinara 3H » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:06 pm

I think its best to place the electron on the most electronegative element, which would make the formal charge calculated to zero for the overall molecule.

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Re: Lewis Structures of Radicals  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:08 pm

All the midterm Lewis structures came from the homework questions.

Give an octet to the atoms with higher electronegativity and less than an octet (radical) on the atom with lower electronegativity.
See homework questions illustrating this.

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