Why is the reaction of ethane with bromine called a substitution reaction?

1 Answer
Feb 21, 2016

A substitution reaction is a reaction where one functional group in a molecule is replaced by another functional group. This demonstrably occurs during radical halogenation.


#H_3C-CH_3(g) + Br_2(g) rarr H_3C-CH_2Br(g) + HBr(g)#

What are the required conditions for this reaction?