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Free Radical Reactions

With rare exceptions, until now every reaction we’ve discussed (acid-base, substitution, elimination, addition) has involved the formation of bonds between an electron pair donor (Lewis

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Allylic Bromination

In previous posts on radicals, we’ve seen how bromine can selectively react with tertiary C-H bonds (bond strength 93 kcal/mol) over secondary (96 kcal/mol) and

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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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