# Find out the most stable species from the following. Justify CH.,CH3-CH.-CH3, - Chemistry

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Find out the most stable species from the following. Justify

dot"CH","CH"_3-dot"CH" - "CH"_3, $\begin{array}{cc}\ce{CH3 -\dot{C} - CH3}\\ |\phantom{.}\\\phantom{..}\ce{CH3}\end{array}$

#### Solution

The most stable species from the given species is ("H"_3"C")_3dot"C" i.e., tert-butyl radical.
This is because it has a greater number of alkyl groups attached to the C-atom having an unpaired electron. More the number of the alkyl groups, the greater will be +I inductive (electron releasing) effect, and thereby greater will be the stability of the free radical.

Concept: Theoretical Basis of Organic Reactions
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Balbharati Chemistry 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 14 Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Exercises | Q 1. (G)(a) | Page 230
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