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Problem 30P

Rank the following radicals in decreasing order of stability. Classify each as primary, secondary, or tertiary.

(a) The isopentyl radical,

(b) The 3-methyl-2-butyl radical,

(c) The 2-methyl-2-butyl radical,

(d)

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Answer :

Step 1</p>

 Increasing the number of alkyl groups on the carbon bearing the free radical increases its stability.

Step 2</p>

 Radical stability increases in the order methyl < primary < secondary < tertiary.

(a) The isopentyl radical,

This compound have primary free radical .

(b) The 3-methyl-2-butyl radical,

This compound has secondary free radical .

(c) The 2-methyl-2-butyl radical,

This compound has tertiary free radical .

(d)

This compound has tertiary free radical .

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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
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Author: L.G. Wade Jr
ISBN: 9780321768414

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