Radicals

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sonalivij
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Radicals

Postby sonalivij » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:10 am

How do radicals influence the shape of a molecule?

Claire Guo 1B
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Re: Radicals

Postby Claire Guo 1B » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:12 am

Even though radicals only have one unpaired valence electron, their single electron is also considered a region of high energy density and is treated like a lone pair in VSEPR.

Jeremy Feng 1A
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Re: Radicals

Postby Jeremy Feng 1A » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:18 am

The single electron in a radical has enough charge to influence the position of the other orbitals in the molecule.

Hannah Padilla 1H
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Re: Radicals

Postby Hannah Padilla 1H » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:26 pm

How will we know if a molecule is going to be a radical?

Yiting_Gong_4L
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Re: Radicals

Postby Yiting_Gong_4L » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:22 pm

a radical is still treated as a electron density in VSEPR.


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