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Give reason: Alkyl halides are generally not prepared by free radical halogenation of alkanes. - Chemistry

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Give reason:

Alkyl halides are generally not prepared by free radical halogenation of alkanes.

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Solution

Free radical halogenation of alkanes leads to the formation of a mixture of mono and poly halogen compounds. Hence, free radical halogenation of alkanes is not suitable for the preparation of alkyl halides.

Concept: Methods of Preparation of Alkyl Halides
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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 10 Halogen Derivatives
Exercises | Q 3.4 | Page 233
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