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Assisted Homolysis

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  • An assisted homolysis is a homolysis, caused by a free radical. Since an assisted homolysis is always accompanied by the formation of a bond, an assisted homolysis may be exothermic or endothermic.

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    Standard enthalpy of an assisted homolysis = BDE (bond broken) — BDE (bond formed)

    BDE: bond dissociation energy


    see also simple homolysis

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