radicals

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halle young 4A
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radicals

Postby halle young 4A » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:26 am

when drawing radicals, how to you know what atom the unpaired electron goes on?

Myka G 1l
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Re: radicals

Postby Myka G 1l » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:51 am

When drawing the lewis structure of a radical you place the unpaired electron on the most electronegative atom.

rabiasumar2E
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Re: radicals

Postby rabiasumar2E » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:59 am

You always place radicals on the most electronegative atom!

Kaitlynn Tran 3F
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Re: radicals

Postby Kaitlynn Tran 3F » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:42 pm

Electronegative atoms pull more electrons toward them, so the single electron would go on the most electronegative atom. Atoms are generally more electronegative as you move up and toward the right of the periodic table.


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