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The halogen which is most reactive in the halogenation of alkanes under sunlight is A. chlorine B. bromine C. iodine D. fluorine

The halogen which is most reactive in the halogenation of alkanes under sunlight is A. chlorine B. bromine C. iodine D. fluorine

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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10336 Points
2 years ago
Dear student

The answer is chlorine

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
2 years ago
The fluorine radical is the most reactive of the halogen radicals, and it reacts violently with alkanes. In contrast, the iodine radical is the least reactive of the halogen radicals. in fact, it is so unreactive that it is unable to abstract a hydrogen atom from an alkane.

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