Chemistry radical substitution Q Watch
"Describe the mechanism for the radical substitution of cyclohexane by bromine to make bromocyclohexane.
Use the mechanism to suggest why a small amount of ethane is also formed"
I've gone through the question step by step and I'm sure it's all right but I don't understand the last part about how ethane is formed??
During termination these are the three reactions I have written:
Br. + Br. ------> Br2
C6H11. + C6H11. -------> C6H22
C6H11. + Br. ------> C6H11Br
(The full stops show the radicals)
Help pls have I done the termination step wrong? How is ethane formed?
It's okay! My teacher made a mistake in writing the paper :/
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