Lone electron

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Jchellis 1I
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Lone electron

Postby Jchellis 1I » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:03 pm

Is it possible to have a lone electron? or would that be a free radical?

AhYeon_Kwon_2H
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Re: Lone electron

Postby AhYeon_Kwon_2H » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:32 pm

Yup, molecules with a single lone electron rather than a lone electron pair are radicals. Because of this, radicals tend to be highly reactive and can even damage DNA.


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