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# Bond fission help please!!!!! watch

1. 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

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2. anyone?!
3. 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.
4. (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+

?
5. (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

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)

(Original post by secret_geek)
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