On mixing a certain alkane with chlorine and irradiating it with ultraviolet light, it forms only one monochloroalkane. This alkane could be

  • Option 1)

    propane

  • Option 2)

    pentane

  • Option 3)

    isopentane

  • Option 4)

    neopentane.

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in 

Chemical Reaction Halogenation of alkane -

When alkane react with halogen in presence of UV light it give free radical substitution reaction.

- wherein

 

 In neopentane all the H atoms are same.

 


Option 1)

propane

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

pentane

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

isopentane

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

neopentane.

This option is correct.

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