radicals

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josmit_1D
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radicals

Postby josmit_1D » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:37 pm

what are radicals and why are they an exception to the octet rule?

Jacey Yang 1F
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Re: radicals

Postby Jacey Yang 1F » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:05 pm

Radicals are compounds with unpaired electrons. They have an odd number of valence electrons, so one of their atoms cannot form an octet.

Yailin Romo 4G
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Re: radicals

Postby Yailin Romo 4G » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 pm

Radicals are compounds with an odd number of electrons.

saigorijavolu2k
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Re: radicals

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 pm

An example of a radical would be OH- since it has 7 electrons


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