Problem: The compounds below are treated with N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) in the presence of light.Draw both resonance structures for the radical produced by reaction of the compound with a bromine atom. Assume reaction occurs only at the weakest C-H bond. Please complete both resonance structures of each of the three structures above.

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Radical stability:


Recall that resonance involves the movement of pi electrons in a molecule

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The compounds below are treated with N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) in the presence of light.

Draw both resonance structures for the radical produced by reaction of the compound with a bromine atom. Assume reaction occurs only at the weakest C-H bond. Please complete both resonance structures of each of the three structures above.

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