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hybridization and radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:06 am
by chrisdinkel_4E
How do radicals influence hybridization of an atom?

Re: hybridization and radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:21 am
by Shubham Rai 2C
The radical should be included in the hybridization as it would still influence the bonds by repelling them away from itself.

Re: hybridization and radicals

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:18 pm
by Sam Kelly 1K
Could you give an example? It may be easier to explain using a specific case of hybridization, but in general the unpaired electron will impact the hybridization of the molecule in some way, similar to how electron pairs would.