Distinction between Free Radical Reaction and Polar Reaction
Free Radical Reaction
- Occurs by free radical which is formed in homolytic fission.
- Catalyzed by the light, peroxide and high temperature.
- Reaction occurs in gaseous state or in non-polar solvent.
- Generally chain reaction.
- Affected by the free radical.
Ionic or Polar Reaction
- Occurs by ion which is formed in heterolytic fission.
- Catalyzed by the acid or alkali.
- Reaction occurs in the solution of polar solvent.
- Not chain reaction.
- Free radical has effect on ionic reaction.