Free Radical Substitution MCQ
This MCQ is about free radical substitution, be sure to read up before looking at the solution!
Which of the following is a possible product in the reaction between cyclohexane and bromine with UV light?
Analysis: The common answer dicyclohexane isn’t one of the given options. So we will have to choose from the above options.
A: Note that this option has a total of 14 carbon atoms, not 18. The cyclohexane radicals all has 6 carbon atoms so the products should be in multiples of 6.
B: Similarly, this option has a total of 13 carbon atoms, not 18.
C: This option has 16 carbon atoms.
D: This option has 18 carbon atoms and is the correct answer! Do remember that cyclohexane can undergo multiple abstraction of H atom by the bromine radical.
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