Chemistry

Question

Which of the following statements are true concerning product distribution in the halogenation of an alkane?

a. Halogenation of alkanes follows a chain mechanism.
b. The initiation process involves the formation of a halogen molecule.
c. Heat or UV light causes the weak halogen bond to break.
d. A radical is an intermediate with a single unpaired electron.
e. Halogenation of alkanes is a rearrangement reaction.

1 Answer

  • Halogens combine with alkanes to yield halogenoalkanes. It is a chain reaction.

    Alkanes are a group of organic molecules whose functional group is the carbon - carbon single bond. The halogenation of alkanes refers to the process by which alkanes reacts with halogen molecules to yield halogenoalkanes.

    The following are true statements regarding the halogenation of alkanes;

    • Halogenation of alkanes follows a chain mechanism.
    • Heat or UV light causes the weak halogen bond to break.
    • A radical is an intermediate with a single unpaired electron.

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