Radicals

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duenezjuleny1D
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Radicals

Postby duenezjuleny1D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:13 pm

what does it mean for something to be radical and how does it become radical?

ElliotPourdavoud 1A
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Re: Radicals

Postby ElliotPourdavoud 1A » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:14 pm

A radical is an atom or molecule with an unpaired valence electron, or molecules with an odd number of valence electrons.

Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
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Re: Radicals

Postby Nicoline Breytenbach 3D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Radicals are unpaired electrons that are highly reactive and exist only for short periods of time. One way something becomes a radical is if one electron in a pair is ripped away by another molecule.


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