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Halogenation of Alkanes

ChemieOrganische ChemieRadikalchemie

This learning unit describes the principles, kinetics, and thermodynamics of the radical halogenation of alkanes and it explains the reasons for the different chemical properties of the halogens fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine in radical substitution reactions.

Author

  • Dr. Uwe Höfker
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels

Translators

  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • Different chemical properties of the halogens fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine in radical substitutions.
  • Radical halogenation of alkanes: principles, kinetics, and thermodynamics.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

halogenation, radical