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Asked by  | 28th Jan, 2009, 08:58: PM

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An ion is a chemical species with a net charge. It can either be an atom or a molecule with a positive charge [lacking electrons to complete its octet] or a negative charge [has extra electrons on its octet]. A radical on the other hand is a chemical species containing an odd number of electrons. Radicals do not have a completed octet and they often undergo vigorous redox reactions to regain stability

Answered by  | 30th Jan, 2009, 03:45: AM

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