Wed April 15, 2015 By: Viswanath

is only free radical chlorination and bromination possible  that is isnt free radical iodisation possible and viable??

Expert Reply
Vaibhav Chavan
Thu April 16, 2015

The activation energy is even lower in the chain initiation of alkane iodination.

The complete chain propagation and the first reaction is very endothermic.

So the radical iodination of alkanes does not take place.

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