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    Can someone pleeeeeeeeease help me

    okay so basically my question is

    " when chlorine (cl2) reacts with methane or with ethene the cl-cl bond undergoes fission. the bond fission occurs by a different process in each reaction. "

    part a was okay. (i think) methane is homolytic fission and ethene is hetrolytic fission?

    my balanced equations are

    ch4 + cl2 --> ch3cl + hcl

    c2h4 + cl2 --> c2h4cl2

    ??

    my problem is.... part b

    ' the products formed by fission of the cl-cl bond can then react with a range of organic chemicals. identify the product of cl-cl bond fission that could behave as

    a nucleophile...

    an electrophile

    and a free radical?

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    You know that bond fission is the breaking of the bond between Cl-Cl right?

    Now think of what products could be formed when this happens..

    You could get Cl2 ----> Cl- + Cl+ which just means that one of the Cl has retained the pair of electrons which were originally involved in bonding.
    A nucleophile is a lone pair donor..which of the two products above has a lone pair to donate?
    An electrophile is a lone pair acceptor..
    See where this is going?

    You also know that you can get Cl2 ----> Cl• + Cl• which are chlorine radicals.
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    (Original post by Saunterer)
    You know that bond fission is the breaking of the bond between Cl-Cl right?

    Now think of what products could be formed when this happens..

    You could get Cl2 ----> Cl- + Cl+ which just means that one of the Cl has retained the pair of electrons which were originally involved in bonding.
    A nucleophile is a lone pair donor..which of the two products above has a lone pair to donate?
    An electrophile is a lone pair acceptor..
    See where this is going?

    You also know that you can get Cl2 ----> Cl• + Cl• which are chlorine radicals.
    so the nucleophile would be cl-

    and the electrophile cl+

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    (Original post by secret_geek)

    ' the products formed by fission of the cl-cl bond can then react with a range of organic chemicals. identify the product of cl-cl bond fission that could behave as

    a nucleophile...

    an electrophile

    and a free radical?
    Cl+ can accept an electron pair = electrophile

    Cl- can donate an electron pair = nucleophile

    Cl. = chlorine neutral free radical (seven electron outer shell, chlorine atom, highly reactive)


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    no need, twenty minutes usually suffices

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