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Can anyone explain (d) please? Why isn't CH3 an answer?or even C2H5? The Mr of both is less than 30. And are neutral too.Name:  Screenshot_20200224-081557__01.jpg
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The keyword is stable. CH3 radical will rearrange to give CH4, C2H3 radical will rearrange to give C2H4 to become stable.

This isn't to say all radicals are unstable. Pigster may know more about your specification and what you should know for mass spec.
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Can anyone explain (d) please? Why isn't CH3 an answer?or even C2H5? The Mr of both is less than 30. And are neutral too.
This isn't the spec I teach (anymore), but as Claisen points out, CH3 and C2H5 are both radicals, and as you should know radicals aren't known for being too stable.

'stable' is the key.
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The keyword is stable. CH3 radical will rearrange to give CH4, C2H3 radical will rearrange to give C2H4 to become stable.

This isn't to say all radicals are unstable. Pigster may know more about your specification and what you should know for mass spec.
Thank you!
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This isn't the spec I teach (anymore), but as Claisen points out, CH3 and C2H5 are both radicals, and as you should know radicals aren't known for being too stable.

'stable' is the key.
Thanks for the reply!
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