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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:32 pm
(a) Draw a Lewis structure for each of the following species: CH3 ; CH4; CH3 ; CH2; CH22 ; CH22 . (b) Identify each as a radical or not.
How do you identify if they're radicals or not?
Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:40 pm
A radical is a molecule that contains at least one unpaired electron. Most molecules contain even numbers of electrons. CH3 would be a radical because it has 7 electrons total. C(4)+ 3H(1)=7 electrons. I hope this helped a little bit!
Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:45 pm
Usually radicals have an odd number an electrons because they have at least one unpaired electron.