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How does inductive effect affect the stability of free radical? I can't seem to understand whether the carbon with the odd electron is deficient or not. That is, whether a +I group, like alkyl, will stabilize it or not? I know that an adjacent alkyl group like - CH3 will anyway stabilize it by hyperconjugation.

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    $\begingroup$ Generally, we consider radicals to be electron deficient species. $\endgroup$ – Zhe Aug 16 '17 at 18:55

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