Chemistry A-Level

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Chemistry A-Level

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Species which can use a lone pair of electrons to form a covalent bond.
Homolityc fission
When a covalent bond breaks giving an electron to each atom creating 2 radicals
Heterolityc fission
When a covalent bond ibreaks and give both electrons to one atom forming 1 positive and 1 negative ion
Free Radical
A species with an unpaired electron. Formed by homolytic fission.
Species which can accept an electron pair from another species.
Electrophilic Addition
When a species adds across a double bond.