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Is it okay to use dot/cross for free radical rxns

  1. May 15, 2014 #1
    I'm learning about various radical reactions, the thing is I'm still getting my head around 'half arrow' mechanisms. However for some reason the dot and cross model for these types of reactions is really intuitive and works great for my understanding. Is this a dangerous path to go down, to work out half arrow mechanisms?
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  3. May 15, 2014 #2
    I've not heard of the dot and cross model, can you explain a bit? If you are comfortable with 2-electron mechanisms using arrows, you should be able to easily transition to the 1-electron version for radicals. Maybe you need some practice?
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