Problem: Rank the following radicals in order of decreasing stability. 

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We’re being asked to rank the following radicals in order of decreasing stability.


Recall that radicals are stabilized more by resonance than hyperconjugation. In contrast, carbocations are stabilized more by hyperconjugation than resonance.


The order for radical stability is:



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Rank the following radicals in order of decreasing stability. 

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