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A hydrocarbon C_ 5 H _ 10 does not react with chlorine in dark but gives a single monochloro compound C_ 5 H _ 9 Cl in bright sunlight Identify the hydrocarbon

10.5    A hydrocarbon C5H10  does not react with chlorine in dark but gives a single monochloro compound C5H9Cl in bright sunlight. Identify the hydrocarbon.

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We are given the formula C5H10  which can be either of an alkene or of cycloalkane. Since the hydrocarbon doesn't react with chlorine in dark thus it cannot be alkene. So the only option left out is cyclopentane.

                                                             

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