Problem: When ethylbenzene is treated with NBS and irradiated with UV light, two stereoisomeric compounds are obtained in equal amounts. Draw the products and explain why they are obtained in equal amounts: Selective bromination at the benzylic position generates a ____________ that gives rise to a racemic mixture.

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When ethylbenzene is treated with NBS and irradiated with UV light, two stereoisomeric compounds are obtained in equal amounts. Draw the products and explain why they are obtained in equal amounts: 


Selective bromination at the benzylic position generates a ____________ that gives rise to a racemic mixture.


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