(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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I think we are supposed to consider a radical the same as a lone pair, it's one region of electron density.
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.
Yes, one electron would mean less repulsion due to less of a charge.
How do you know if you have a radical molecule?
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