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Are these molecules conjugated?

If Org 2 has an overall theme, it’s “resonance”. Today’s post has a very simple message. Atoms with lone pairs, π bonds, radicals, and carbocations can

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Selectivity In Free Radical Reactions

Free Radical Chlorination: Selectivity This post is all about the selectivity of free-radical halogenation: what does “selectivity” mean, anyway? And how do we calculate it? It’s often

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Allylic Bromination

Allylic Bromination and Benzylic Bromination: What Is It,  And How Does It Work? In previous posts on radicals, we’ve seen how bromine can selectively react

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In Summary: Free Radicals

So what have we learned about free radicals in this series? What Are Free Radicals? Free radicals are chemical species that contain a singly occupied orbital.

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