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$CF_2Cl_2+hv\rightarrow CF_2Cl+A,CFCl_3+hv\rightarrow CFCl_2+B$. Which of the following is B?

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;Cl\\(b)\;Cl_2\\(c)\;Cl_3\\(d)\;FCl\end{array}$

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  • The set of reaction shown above is the substitution reaction where the chlorine gets replaced by a higher electronegative atom i.e., F in presence of sunlight.
$CFCl_3+hv\rightarrow CFCl_2+Cl$
$CF_2Cl_2+hv\rightarrow CF_2Cl+Cl$
$CF_2Cl+hv\rightarrow CF_3+Cl$
Hence B is $Cl$
Hence (a) is the correct answer.
answered Jan 22, 2014 by sreemathi.v
edited Mar 25, 2014 by mosymeow_1

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