12.16 For the following bond cleavages, use curved-arrows to show the electron flow and classify each as homolysis or heterolysis. Identify reactive intermediate produced as free radical, carbocation and carbanion.
Bond cleavage by using curved-arrows to show the electron flow of the given reaction can be represented as;
It is an example of heterolytic cleavage as the bond breaks in such a manner that electron pair will remain with the carbon of propanone. The reaction intermediate is carbanion.