Exceptions to the Octet Rule

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Exceptions to the Octet Rule

Postby MaryBanh_2K » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:31 pm

What is the difference between radicals and biradicals?

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Re: Exceptions to the Octet Rule

Postby Jason Wu 1E » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:42 pm

A radical is a compound that has one unpaired electron while a biradical is a compound that has two separate unpaired electrons (not a lone pair), in both situations, the compound is unstable and will not likely remain for a long time within that state.

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Re: Exceptions to the Octet Rule

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:03 pm

What they said above, and the reason they don't stay very long is because the unpaired electron will make it very reactive as it will attempt to par that electron

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Re: Exceptions to the Octet Rule

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:03 pm

*pair


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