Homolytic and Heterolytic Fission

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Homolytic Fission: The breaking of a covalent bond with one of the bonded electrons going to each atom, forming two radicals

Heterolytic Fission: The breaking of a covalent bond with both of the bonded electrons going to each atom, forming a cation (positive ion) and an anion (negative ion)

Homolytic Fission

  • Each of the bonded atoms takes one of the shared pair of electrons from…

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