Figure 3.2 Reactions of an excited state: radical reactions of a ketone.

As mentioned, electronically excited states are both easily reduced (since an electron can be accepted in the half vacant HOMO) and easily oxidized (since an electron can be donated from the half-filled LUMO) under much milder conditions than the corresponding ground states. As an example, reducing the ground state of benzophenone requires the use of a highly reactive reductant, such as sodium metal

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