Why direct iodination of methane is not carried.Then how is it carried

Asked by lovemaan5500 | 17th Dec, 2017, 06:33: AM

Expert Answer:

Iodine reacts with methane reversibly. When iodine reacts with methane, it gives methyl iodide and hydrogen iodide which is a strong reducing agent and it can convert to iodomethane back to methane.
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To overcome this difficulty iodination is carried out in presence of strong oxidizing agents like HIO3 which oxidize HI formed during the reaction.
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Answered by Ramandeep | 17th Dec, 2017, 11:33: PM