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The alkane that give only one monochloro product on chlorination with Cl2 in presence of diffused sunlight is

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isopentane
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neopentane
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2,2-dimethylbutane
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n-pentane
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Solution

The correct option is B neopentane
In chlornination of alkanes, hydrogen is replaced by chlorine. In neo-pentane, only one type of hydrogen is present, hence replacement of any hydrogen atom will give the same product.


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