why is ethane formed as a byproduct during chlorination of methane???????

Asked by varshini10 | 16th Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM

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Chlorination of methane is a free radical reaction. During the process if two methyl radicals collapse they form ethane. So, ethane is also formed as a byproduct.
 
 
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Answered by  | 17th Mar, 2011, 06:00: AM

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