Wednesday, 15 May 2013

3.5 describe the substitution reaction of methane with bromine to form bromomethane in the presence of UV light.

In UV light bromine and methane will form bromomethane:

CH4  +  Br2CH3Br  +  HBr

What has happened in this reaction is a bromine has taken the place of a hydrogen (substitution.)

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  1. thanks so much hannah! you've been such a help for my GCSE!