10.1 Free Radical Halogenation

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    Free Radical Halogenation Reactions

    1) Cl2 / hν

    - not very selective

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    2) Br2 / hν

    - highly selective

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    3) NBS / hν

    - allylic/benzylic bromination

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    Selectivity and Stability of Radicals (Chlorination vs. Bromination)

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    Selectivity by Substitution
    Chlorination 5 3.6 1
    Bromination 1600 99 1

    How many monochlorination products are possible (including stereoisomers) for the following reaction?  (Answered in the video lesson)

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