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Free Radical Reactions

Free Radical Reactions – Chlorination of Methane Alkanes are pretty boring, chemically speaking.  They don’t tend to undergo many reactions. However, when they are treated

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Selectivity In Free Radical Reactions

Free Radical Chlorination: Selectivity This post is all about the selectivity of free-radical halogenation: what does “selectivity” mean, anyway? And how do we calculate it? It’s often

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Halogenation At Tiffany’s

Thinking Through The Selectivity of Bromination  vs Chlorination: An Intuitive Analogy As we discussed in the last post on radicals, bromine radicals are considerably more

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