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document Radical Halogenation (Substitution) Mechanism
Unlike the large majority of reactions that you will see in your organic chemistry course, radical mechanisms require using a single-headed arrow that represents the motion of a single electron. These radical mechanisms can be confusing and difficult to master because they represent a...
28 Sep, 2011 Comments: 0
document Radicals and their Stability
A radical is a very reactive species that contains an unpaired electron. Radicals are typically formed by a homolytic bond cleavage as represented by the fishhook curly arrows (note that the arrows are single-headed, as only one electron is being moved per arrow).   ...
07 Mar, 2011 Comments: 0
document Selectivity of Radical Halogenations
There are two components to understanding the selectivity of radical halogenations of alkanes: Reactivity of R-H system Reactivity of X.   Alkane, R-H The strength of the R-H varies slightly depending on whether the H is 1o, 2o or 3o. The following table shows the...
22 Jul, 2011 Comments: 0

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