Organic Chemistry Practice Problems Calculating Radical Yields Practice Problems Solution: In both the following exercises, assume that all t...

Solution: In both the following exercises, assume that all the methylene groups in the alkane are equally reactive as sites of free-radical chlorination.  (a) Photochemical chlorination of heptane gave a mixture of monochlorides containing 15% 1-chloroheptane. What other monochlorides are present? Estimate the percentage of each of these additional C7H15Cl isomers in the monochloride fraction. 

Problem

In both the following exercises, assume that all the methylene groups in the alkane are equally reactive as sites of free-radical chlorination. 

(a) Photochemical chlorination of heptane gave a mixture of monochlorides containing 15% 1-chloroheptane. What other monochlorides are present? Estimate the percentage of each of these additional C7H15Cl isomers in the monochloride fraction.