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 C 7 H 15 Cl isomers in the monochloride fraction. 

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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 C 7 H 15 Cl isomers in the monochloride fraction. 

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