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Radicals and molecular shape

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:17 pm
by TanveerDhaliwal3G
How do radicals affect electron arrangement and shape?

Re: Radicals and molecular shape

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:23 pm
by Amy Kumar 1I
Radicals count as 1 region of electron density but the repulsion is not as great as that of a lone pair.

Re: Radicals and molecular shape

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:24 pm
by Jacey Yang 1F
The single unpaired electron on the central atom is treated as a region of high electron density, so it acts like a lone pair when determining the molecular shape.

Re: Radicals and molecular shape

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:26 pm
by Jessica Chen 2C
I think Dr. Lavelle said radicals are treated as one region of electron density when it comes to determining shape.

Re: Radicals and molecular shape

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:56 pm
by Jordan Ziegler 2J
Do single electrons in a radical create weaker repulsion than lone pairs?

Re: Radicals and molecular shape

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:22 am
by 005162902
TanveerDhaliwal3G wrote:How do radicals affect electron arrangement and shape?

Radicals act as electron density in the shape of the molecule. However since it only has one electron instead of a pair, the repulsion is not as strong as it would be in an area with 2 electrons.