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

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We are asked to select the correct definition for propagation step


Analyze each:

a) A propagation step is one in which two radicals collide with each other, producing a neutral molecule. 


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


b) A propagation step is a step in which radicals are produced from non-radicals.

  • Radical is initially produced
  • Initiation step. 


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Select the correct definition for propagation step.

a) A propagation step is one in which two radicals collide with each other, producing a neutral molecule. 

b) A propagation step is a step in which radicals are produced from non-radicals. 

c) A propagation step is a step in which one type of radical is produced from another type of radical.

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