Organic Chem: What major product(s) for the following?

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1 Answer
Apr 10, 2018

This is a radical halogenation reaction, which generally occurs at #"sp"^3# hybridized carbons. You don't really have the reagents to chlorinate any of the #"sp"^2# carbons on the aromatic ring (e.g. no proton source).

The light homolytically cleaves the chlorine molecule, which reacts according to this mechanism, to produce,