Bolton, James R. Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
- Detection and estimation
- Free-radical mechanisms
- Additional Readings
Any molecule or atom that possesses one unpaired electron. This definition does not include transitionmetal ions or molecules with more than one unpaired electron, such as dioxygen (O2). Most chemists accept this definition; however, some spectroscopists employ a looser definition, in which they define any transient species (atom, molecule, or ion) in the gas phase to be a free radical.
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