Free Radical Reactions: Definition & Examples


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What is a free radical?

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1. Why are free radicals very reactive?

2. How do antioxidants quench free radicals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you understand about free radical reactions with these study questions. Quiz topics include what a free radical is and why they're reactive.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz/worksheet to discover what you know about:

  • Interaction between antioxidants and free radicals
  • The production of chloromethane
  • How free radicals can do damage

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the production of chloromethane occurs
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on free radical reactions
  • Making connections - use what you know about free radicals to understand how they're connected to antioxidants

Additional Learning

For additional details, review the lesson called Free Radical Reactions: Definition & Examples. Follow along via these points of interest:

  • Why antioxidants can be important to the human body
  • Small amounts of free radicals in the body which can be beneficial
  • Various free radical reactions