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Letty Liu 2C
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Postby Letty Liu 2C » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:52 am

(a) Draw a Lewis structure for each of the following species: CH31; CH4; CH32; CH2; CH221; CH222. (b) Identify each as a radical or not.

After I drew out the Lewis Structures and counted the valence electrons, they all have an even number of electrons and all electrons are paired. Is the answer to question b) no for all of the species?

nicolely2F
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Re: 2.27

Postby nicolely2F » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:55 am

Correct, none are radicals.

Nick Fiorentino 1E
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Postby Nick Fiorentino 1E » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:56 pm

Yes, only species with odd numbers of electrons are radicals (ex CH3 has 7 valence electrons so it is a radical)

AnayaArnold_3L
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Re: 2.27

Postby AnayaArnold_3L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:03 am

radicals are only present when there is an odd number of electrons.

Jack Riley 4f
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Postby Jack Riley 4f » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:06 am

Radicals only exist when there are an odd number of valence electrons. None of these examples have an odd number so none are radicals

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Re: 2.27

Postby 605208780 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:09 pm

Yes. There are only radicals when there is an odd number of electrons.

Jasmine Vallarta 2L
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Re: 2.27

Postby Jasmine Vallarta 2L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:33 pm

radicals only occur when there is an odd number of e-

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Postby BritneyP- 2c » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:54 pm

none of them are radicals.


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