exception to nitrogen

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Belle Calforda3f
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exception to nitrogen

Postby Belle Calforda3f » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 am

why would C have a radical on it rather than an N, in a c-n bond?

Emily Glaser 1F
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Re: exception to nitrogen

Postby Emily Glaser 1F » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:06 am

You pick the less electronegative atom to put the radical on

Lauren Seidl 1D
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Re: exception to nitrogen

Postby Lauren Seidl 1D » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:36 pm

Also, you want to minimize the formal charges, so placing the lone electron on C will give you a formal charge of 0 for both atoms.

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