# Can equivalent mass be more than the molecular mass? Can it be applied to radical reactions?

Consider a reaction involving radicals:

$$\ce{CH3^. + Cl^. -> CH3Cl}$$

Is the definition of equivalent mass applicable here? If yes, how?

Are there reactions where equivalent mass of a reagent is more than its molecular mass?

• I think this Chem-guide gets at what you are asking about in the section about compounds, though I must admit I'm almost entirely unfamiliar with the concept of equivalent mass. – Tyberius Mar 17 '17 at 23:56
• en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equivalent_weight radicals aren't included in the Wikipedia definition – Avyansh Katiyar Jan 3 '18 at 15:39