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radicals

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:37 pm
by josmit_1D
what are radicals and why are they an exception to the octet rule?

Re: radicals

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:05 pm
by Jacey Yang 1F
Radicals are compounds with unpaired electrons. They have an odd number of valence electrons, so one of their atoms cannot form an octet.

Re: radicals

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 pm
by Yailin Romo 4G
Radicals are compounds with an odd number of electrons.

Re: radicals

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 pm
by saigorijavolu2k
An example of a radical would be OH- since it has 7 electrons