Problem: Select the correct definition for initiation step.a) An initiation step is a step in which one type of radical is produced from another type of radical. b) An initiation step is one in which two radicals collide with each other, producing a neutral molecule. c) An initiation step is a step in which radicals are produced from non-radicals. 

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We are asked to select the correct definition for the initiation step.


The initiation step is where a radical is initially formed from a non-radical molecule. 


Analyze each: 

a) An initiation step is a step in which one type of radical is produced from another type of radical. 

  • Here a radical reacts with a non-radical to produce another type of radical. 
  • Propagation step.

b) An initiation step is one in which two radicals collide with each other, producing a neutral molecule. 

  • Radicals collide to form a non-radical. 
  • Termination step.


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Select the correct definition for initiation step.

a) An initiation step is a step in which one type of radical is produced from another type of radical. 

b) An initiation step is one in which two radicals collide with each other, producing a neutral molecule. 

c) An initiation step is a step in which radicals are produced from non-radicals. 


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