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Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:56 pm
by Mulin_Li_2J
Is electron repulsion generated by free radicals smaller or larger than that generated by a lone pair, and how does that affect bond angle?

Re: Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:13 am
by AlyshaP_2B
I think we are supposed to consider a radical the same as a lone pair, it's one region of electron density.

Re: Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:38 am
by Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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.

Re: Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm
by Rohit Ghosh 4F
Yes, one electron would mean less repulsion due to less of a charge.

Re: Bond Angle of Single Electron of A Free Radical

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:37 pm
by 005384106
How do you know if you have a radical molecule?