Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

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Mulin_Li_2J
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Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Postby Mulin_Li_2J » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:56 pm

Is electron repulsion generated by free radicals smaller or larger than that generated by a lone pair, and how does that affect bond angle?

AlyshaP_2B
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Re: Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Postby AlyshaP_2B » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:13 am

I think we are supposed to consider a radical the same as a lone pair, it's one region of electron density.

Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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Re: Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:38 am

I would think that since a radical is only 1 electron, it would cause less repulsion than a lone pair since it has 2. Therefore, I would conclude that a radical results in larger bond angles than if it was a lone pair because it repulses the other bonds less.

Rohit Ghosh 4F
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Re: Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Postby Rohit Ghosh 4F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm

Yes, one electron would mean less repulsion due to less of a charge.

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Re: Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Postby 005384106 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:37 pm

How do you know if you have a radical molecule?


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