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Why is the Reaction Between Methane and Chlorine in the Presence of Sunlight Considered a Substitution Reaction? - Science

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Why is the reaction between methane and chlorine in the presence of sunlight considered a substitution reaction?

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Solution

When methane reacts with chlorine in the presence of light, the following reaction takes place:-

It is considered a substitution reaction because in this reaction, replacement of hydrogen with chlorine occurs.

Concept: Chemical Properties of Carbon Compound
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