Of the five isomeric hexanes, the isomer which can give two monochlorinated compounds is

  • Option 1)

    n-hexane

  • Option 2)

    2,3­-dimethylbutane

  • Option 3)

    2,2-­dimethylbutane

  • Option 4)

    ­2-methylpentane

 

Answers (2)
S Shailesh

Option;-2- 2,3-dimethyl butane

V Vakul

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

 

 2,3 - dimethylbutane contains only two types of hydrogen atoms. Hence, only 2 monochlorinated compounds are formed.

 


Option 1)

n-hexane

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

2,3­-dimethylbutane

This option is correct.

Option 3)

2,2-­dimethylbutane

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

­2-methylpentane

This option is incorrect.

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