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Haley Dveirin 1E
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Postby Haley Dveirin 1E » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:54 pm

Some of the problems in the assigned homework for the coordination compound unit asks about radicals. Do we need to know what that is and if so can anyone explain it?

Ashley Tran 2I
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Re: Radicals

Postby Ashley Tran 2I » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:00 pm

I'm not sure if we need to know it, but to my knowledge you just count the radical as another thing around the central atom so it increases the coordination number by 1.

Daniel Honeychurch1C
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Re: Radicals

Postby Daniel Honeychurch1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:02 pm

Lavelle discussed radicals when going over Lewis structures: a radical is an atom with an unpaired electron.

Ryan Juncker 3D
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Re: Radicals

Postby Ryan Juncker 3D » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:20 pm

According to Dr. Lavelle's lecture and the textbook, a radical is an atom that has an unpaired electron in a lone pair (shown by one dot in the Lewis structure). Radicals are very unstable and reactive due to this electron wanting to be paired.

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