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Old Mar 13th 2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question Free Radical reaction Problem

Lets say you have 1 liter of 2 mol/L methane and the same amount of chlorine. Lets also say that both are liquids since those are most likely to react. Gases more often bump the wrong way and solids don't react at all.

Now the initiation step is forming the first molecule of HCl and Methyl.

Now the methyl and chlorine atom really want to react and for chloromethane

Now here are the questions.

How much chloromethane, dichloromethane, trichloromethane, and tetrachloromethane will there be?

How much of the more complicated alkanes like ethane and propane will there be?

How many molecules made up of more complicated alkanes and chlorine will there be?

I don't know where to start on this.
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Old Jul 4th 2014, 02:26 PM   #2
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Okay somebody told me it divides among the products. Why does it do this instead of remain constant?
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