Biradicals

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Shirley Liu 2I
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Biradicals

Postby Shirley Liu 2I » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:03 pm

Biradicals are defined as molecules that have 2 unpaired electrons. However, why can't these two electrons just be paired together? Wouldn't the molecule want to have lower energy and be more stable?

Atul Saha 3D
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Re: Biradicals

Postby Atul Saha 3D » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 pm

Hund's rule states that electrons will go to the lowest energy level by first filling out all degenerate orbitals once before forming pairs.

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