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will an alkane get halogenated if no light,heat etc are not provided?

will an alkane get halogenated if no light,heat etc are not provided?

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Abhishek IITD
17 Points
10 years ago

probably the answer is NO.

Experiments have shown that when the alkane and halogen reactants are not exposed to UV light or heat, the reaction does not occur, since the energy required to generate a free radical halogen is quite high and is available through UV light. However, once a reaction is started, the light or heat source can be removed and the reaction will continue. 

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pankaj kumar raman
51 Points
10 years ago

no it will not be halogenated if light, heat , etc are not provided

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