Designating radicals  [ENDORSED]

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Tara Foroohar 3K
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Designating radicals

Postby Tara Foroohar 3K » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:11 pm

Hi! When creating Lewis structures, how are u just to know whether or not the structure has a radical/biracial? Will it be designated in the name with the dot?

Alexia Joseph 2B
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Re: Designating radicals  [ENDORSED]

Postby Alexia Joseph 2B » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:19 am

Yes, radicals are normally designated with one dot next to the element name (in free radical halogenation, the radical is designated by Cl with one dot). A radical is a compound with an unpaired electron.

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