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Explain Homolytic and heterolytic cleavage?

Asked by Arun Iyer 8th February 2011, 5:35 PM
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When a covalent bond breaks up in such a way thateach atom forming the covalent bond takes away one electron of the shared pair, the cleavage of bond is called homolytic cleavage.
When a covalent bond breaks up in such a way that both the electrons forming the covalent bond takes away only by one of the atoms , the cleavage of bond is called heterlytic cleavage.
Answered by Expert 9th February 2011, 11:15 AM
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