Reactivity in Chemistry

Radical Reactions


RR1.  Introduction to Radicals

RR2.  Initiation:  Bond Homolysis

RR3.  Initiation:  Radical Stability

RR4.  Initiation:  Single Electron Transfer

RR5.  Radical Chain Reactions:  Propagation

RR6.  Radical Chain Reactions:  Termination

RR7.  Radical Substitution

RR8.  Radical Addition to Alkenes

RR9.  Radical Polymerization

RR10.  Living Radical Polymerization

RR11.  Detection of Unpaired Electrons: EPR

RR12.  Solutions to Selected Problems


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