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Solution: The bond dissociation enthalpies of n-propyl and isopropyl c...

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The bond dissociation enthalpies of n-propyl and isopropyl chloride are the same within experimental error (Table 4.3). However, it is incorrect to conclude that the data indicate equal stabilities of n-propyl and isopropyl radical. Why? Why are the bond dissociation enthalpies of propane a better indicator of the free-radical stabilities?