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I've heard many conflicting arguments whether when assigning a radical, formal charge or electronegativity is more important. Some say that the electron is assigned to the atom of the lower electronegativity. However, in the book, there is a homework problem of CL-O where chlorine has a full octet while oxygen has the radical. Which is more important, formal charge or electronegativity?
How is it that radical structures even appear? I would assume that the octet rule is the final test for determining if a compound is really able to exist. That being said, is it that radical electrons appear solely in nature or are they man-made?
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