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exception to nitrogen

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 am
by Belle Calforda3f
why would C have a radical on it rather than an N, in a c-n bond?

Re: exception to nitrogen

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:06 am
by Emily Glaser 1F
You pick the less electronegative atom to put the radical on

Re: exception to nitrogen

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:36 pm
by Lauren Seidl 1D
Also, you want to minimize the formal charges, so placing the lone electron on C will give you a formal charge of 0 for both atoms.