This Chemistry Factsheet defines the term free radical and describes how they are formed. It goes on to detail the role of free radicals in various processes, such as free radical substitution of alkanes, ozone depletion, and cracking of alkanes. The Factsheet also considers some other occurrences of free radicals and provides related examination-style examples with worked solutions.

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January 2024


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