Chem Unit 2 Key Words

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Free Radicals
A species with an unpaired electron.
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Homolytic Fission
Splitting up a covalent bond so that each atom gets one electron from the bond to form two free radicals.
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Nucleophile
An electron pair donor (which attacks an electron deficient Carbon).
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Hydrolysis
Breaking bonds using water (or hydroxide).
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Curly Arrow
Shows the movement of a pair of electrons.
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Oxidation
The addition of oxyden atoms or the removal of hydrogen atoms.
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Reduction
The addition of hydrogen atoms or the removal of oxygen atoms.
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Reducing Agents
Donates electrons and becomes oxidised.
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Oxidising Agents
Gains electrons and becomes reduced.
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Splitting up a covalent bond so that each atom gets one electron from the bond to form two free radicals.

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Homolytic Fission

Card 3

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An electron pair donor (which attacks an electron deficient Carbon).

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Card 4

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Breaking bonds using water (or hydroxide).

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Card 5

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Shows the movement of a pair of electrons.

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