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Radicals

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:22 pm
by salvadorramos3k
How do you rank radicals?

Re: Radicals

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:50 pm
by Eugene Chung 3F
If you mean how do we rank radicals with stability, I believe having resonance increases stability by delocalizing charge.

Re: Radicals

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:57 am
by Funmi Baruwa
i'm pretty sure the stability of radicals increase as its degree increases

Re: Radicals

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:47 am
by Annette Fishman
A radical is a molecule that contains at least one unpaired electron. In organic chemistry, it is more specified that radical stability increases in the order methyl < primary < secondary < tertiary, but I'm not sure how much of this we actually need to know. The stability of radicals on the carbon atom increase with the increase of its degree as well.

Re: Radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:30 pm
by Anirudh Mahadev 1G
Annette Fishman 2A wrote:A radical is a molecule that contains at least one unpaired electron. In organic chemistry, it is more specified that radical stability increases in the order methyl < primary < secondary < tertiary, but I'm not sure how much of this we actually need to know. The stability of radicals on the carbon atom increase with the increase of its degree as well.

I'm a little confused, what do you mean by degree?

Re: Radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:07 pm
by Jasraj Parmar 3H
For radical stability, the order from least to greatest stability: Methyl < Primary < Secondary < Tertiary. This is due to the delocalization of the odd electrons.