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What is a radical and what does being “free” mean in terms of said radicals? Well you see, in chemistry, a radical is an atom, molecule, or ion that has an unpaired valence electron. A free radical is an uncharged molecule that has an unpaired valence electron. Free radicals are typically highly reactive and almost always short-lived – kind of like that mid-day black cup of coffee we all have for that afternoon boost. Thing is, that coffee won’t hurt you like a free radical can. What are free radicals? What kind of harm can they cause? What do antioxidants do for us? How do we get antioxidants? Do some research into food products or
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