Hydroperoxyl radical

I understand that radicals are damaging to cells, due to their high chemical reactivity. Though I do not know whether they are flammable in any level.

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    $\begingroup$ Flammability is a property of compounds. A radical can't be flammable, much like it can't be happy or thoughtful. $\endgroup$ – Ivan Neretin Jan 6 '17 at 6:19

It is very reactive. It is an oxidizer rather than a flammable substance.

You can't collect a significant amount in one place because it will react with itself:

$\ce{HO2 + HO2 -> H2O2 + O2 }$


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