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I'm doing radical substitution right now which I understand quite well but there's a question we had to do which is :

"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?
Thanks!


It's okay! My teacher made a mistake in writing the paper :/
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Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

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