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2: Chain Reactions

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    A free radical is an atom or group of atoms containing an un­paired elec­tron. A free-radical reac­tion then is any chemical reac­tion in which a species with an unpaired electron is involved at some stage along the reac­tion path­way. Al­though a free radical con­ceiv­ably can be a starting ma­ter­ial or a product in a reac­tion, in practice, free radicals are re­ac­tion inter­me­di­ates in nearly every instance.


    This page titled 2: Chain Reactions is shared under a All Rights Reserved (used with permission) license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Roger W. Binkley and Edith R. Binkley.

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