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Free Radical Halogenation
One or more H atoms are replaced by halogen atoms (Cl, Br, or I) via free radical substitution. Occurs in Alkanes.
- Three steps:
- 1. Initiation
- 2. Propagation
- 3. Termination
- Bromine is slow and picky and attacks most substituted.
- Chlorine is rapid and attacks primary H with abundance.
Occurs in Alkanes.
Reaction of alkanes with molecular oxygen.
Forms CO2, Water, and Heat (desired product)