Radicals

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Mary Becerra 2D
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Radicals

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:14 pm

Can there be two or more radicals in the same molecule? All previous examples we have used in class or discussion have only described one.

Ramya Lakkaraju 1B
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Re: Radicals

Postby Ramya Lakkaraju 1B » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:12 am

From what I understand, there will only be one radical since if there were two, they would combine to form an electron pair.

JonathanLam1G
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Re: Radicals

Postby JonathanLam1G » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:33 pm

Do radical electrons count as a region of electron density?

Jorge Gomez3F
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Re: Radicals

Postby Jorge Gomez3F » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:03 am

A radical is typically an odd number of electrons. if there are two then they can form a lone pair and no longer be radicals

Yuting Zhu 3D
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Re: Radicals

Postby Yuting Zhu 3D » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:59 pm

To answer the question, "Do radical electrons count as a region of electron density?"
Yes, it is counted as a high electron density region and can be treated like a lone pair.


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