Superoxide free radical reaction with hydroxyl free radical
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Superoxide free radical reaction with hydroxyl free radical


Is possible the reaction between superoxide free radical and the hydroxyl free radical?
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Radicals can react each other, if the product is more stable.
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This is the general rule, as every free radical contains one unpaired electron.

However, my question is more specific. It is about these two particular radicals coming together:

O2{-} + OH =

Based on the unpaired electron general rule, the expected product is HO3{-}. Is this product possible and stable? Can there exist other products?
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I think it will decompose by releasing oxygen.
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