Free radicals are considered dangerous substances that cause us to age prematurely and make us weak and sick. But what’s really going on with the chemical compounds?
What are free radicals??
Free radicals are compounds that have an unpaired electron. This means that they lack an electron, so to speak. So they are incomplete and therefore unstable. In order to regain a stable state, they want to react with other substances as quickly as possible and snatch an electron from them. The most important representative of this group is the oxygen radical. By reacting with other compounds, further radicals are formed. This can trigger a number of chain reactions.