Radicals

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DTingey_1C
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Radicals

Postby DTingey_1C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:05 pm

Do single e- in radicals repel atoms and other e- weaker than lone pairs do?

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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Re: Radicals

Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:06 pm

I think so, but they DO repel.

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Re: Radicals

Postby sbeall_1C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 pm

I believe that radical electrons repel in a way similar to a pair of lone pairs, but to a weaker extent because the electron density cloud will be smaller for a single electron. The repulsion is still present and can affect bond angles, but merely to a lesser extent.


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