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Please explain why the reaction of neopentane yields 1- chloro- 2,2-dimethyl propane when treated with chlorine molecule during free radical mechanism ? why not 1,2 methyl shift to give more stable tertiary free radical as compared to less stable primary free radicle???? please reply.

Please explain why the reaction of neopentane yields 1- chloro- 2,2-dimethyl propane when treated with chlorine molecule during free radical mechanism ?
why not 1,2 methyl shift to give more stable tertiary free radical as compared to less stable primary free radicle????
please reply.

Grade:12th pass

6 Answers

grenade
2061 Points
7 years ago
because for 1,2 me shift carbocation is necessary
free radical cannt be shifted mind it
ng29
1698 Points
7 years ago
in this type of reaction free carbocation is not formed
and for any shift carbocation is necessary , so no shift occurs
u can refer sn sanyal for reactions and mechanisms
 
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Ishtiyak Qadir
35 Points
7 years ago

but in this reaction 1,2 shift of phenyl group is observed

grenade
2061 Points
7 years ago
here phenyl gp is observed because of its mesomeric capcity
u asked for methyl
grenade
2061 Points
7 years ago
ant this particular case is still unclear acc to wiki
grenade
2061 Points
7 years ago
@ng29 its all about wiki

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