JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry GOC Question Bank Organic reactions and their mechanism

  • question_answer Conversion of \[C{{H}_{4}}\] to \[C{{H}_{3}}Cl\] is an example of which of the following reaction [Pb. CET 2001]

    A) Electrophilic substitution

    B) Free radical addition

    C) Nucleophilic substitution

    D) Free radical substituion

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    When methane gas is treated with chlorine in the presence of sunlight, one hydrogen of methane  replaced by the chlorine atom and forms methyl chloride. The mechanism involved in this reaction is free radical mechanism. So it is an example of free radical substitution reaction.

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