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Secondary Allylic Radical

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  • If in the more stable of the two resonance forms of an allylic radical the unpaired electron is on a secondary carbon, the allylic radical is called a secondary (2°) allylic radical; if in both resonance forms the unpaired electron is on a secondary carbon, it also is a secondary allylic radical.

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    See also primary allylic radical and tertiary allylic radical.