Due to the presence of an unpaired electron, free radicals are

  • Option 1)

    chemically reactive

  • Option 2)

    chemically inactive

  • Option 3)

    anions

  • Option 4)

    cations

 

Answers (2)
N neha
A Aadil Khan

As we learnt in

Alkyl free Radical -

Chemical species in which carbon atom bearing one unpaired electron is called alkyl  free radical

- wherein

CH_{3}\dot{CH_{2}}

alkyl  free radical

 

 Due presence of unpaired electron force radicals are chemically highy reactive. 


Option 1)

chemically reactive

This option is correct

Option 2)

chemically inactive

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

anions

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

cations

This option is incorrect

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