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Radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:38 pm
by Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K
How do you determine which element in a radical gets the lone electron? I'm looking at 2C.5 part a which is asking you to draw ClO. How do I know if the last electron does on Cl or O?

Re: Radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:14 pm
by Rida Ismail 2E
I was talking to my TA about the same question and he said that you assign it to the more electronegative atom. He was not 100% positive though so I would double-check with Dr. Lavelle

Re: Radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 pm
by Brittany Tran 3I
the electrons will be drawn towards the more electronegative element, so in this case the lone electron should go on Cl