Problem: Add one or more curved arrows to show the movement of electrons in the following reaction: Use the "curved arrow" button to add curved arrows. If needed, click on a drawn curved arrow to change it from double- to single-barbed.

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We can see lone electrons in the product which means this is radical formation. 

  • Radical formations use fish hook arrow to indicate that only 1 electron is moved. 
  • Radicals are on both oxygens which implies that electrons come from the O-O bond. 


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Add one or more curved arrows to show the movement of electrons in the following reaction: 

Use the "curved arrow" button to add curved arrows. If needed, click on a drawn curved arrow to change it from double- to single-barbed.

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