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Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:15 pm
by Maya Beal Dis 1D
Will radicals be covered on the midterm?
Also, in homework problem 2C.5 you are asked to draw the Lewis Structure and determine is the molecule is a radical. For part a ClO-, how would you know that the one unpaired electron would be on the oxygen atom as opposed to the chlorine? Is there any way to predict this?

Re: Radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:52 pm
by Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
You know that the unpaired electron is on the oxygen atom because oxygen is more electronegative and thus wants the electron more.

Re: Radicals

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:48 pm
by 305376058
Since oxygen has greater electronegativity, it will attract the lone electron.