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Observe the following and answer the questions given below: Name the reactive intermediae produced - Chemistry

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Observe the following and answer the questions given below:

\[\ce{CH3 - CH2 ->[U.V. light] ^{.}CH3 + ^.CH3}\]

  1. Name the reactive intermediae produced
  2. Indicate the movement of electrons by a suitable arrow to produce this intermediate
  3. Comment on stability of this intermediate produced.
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Solution

  1. The reactive intermediates produced are methyl free radicals:
    \[\ce{H3C - CH3 ->[U.V.light] ^.CH3 + ^.CH3}\]
  2. The stability order of alkyl free radicals is:
    \[\ce{^.CH3 < 1^\circ < 2^\circ < 3^\circ}\]
    Hence, \[\ce{^.CH3}\]  produced in the above reaction is least stable and highly reactive.
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Balbharati Chemistry 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 14 Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Exercises | Q 11 | Page 232
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