what is radical and free radical?

Asked by vikas yadav | 18th Oct, 2013, 01:12: PM

Expert Answer:

Radical is a group of atoms behaving as a single unit in most chemical reactions. Important inorganic radicals include ammonium, NH4; carbonate, CO3.
Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons. They are very reactive and cause damage to surrounding molecules.

Answered by  | 18th Oct, 2013, 02:14: PM

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