Ch.4 #73 (6th Edition)

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Ch.4 #73 (6th Edition)

Postby 005115864 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi! I know none of the molecules is a radical, but suppose one of them were how does one tell if it is a radical by looking at the configuration?

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Re: Ch.4 #73 (6th Edition)

Postby Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:02 pm

I believe you need to find the Lewis structure to determine whether it is a radical or not. If the total valence electrons are negative, you most likely have a radical.

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Re: Ch.4 #73 (6th Edition)

Postby 804991762_4A » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:04 pm

The easiest way to calculate whether a molecule has radical is to find the total amount of electrons in the molecule and if it adds up to an odd number then it has a radical.

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