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The thionyl chloride method is preferred over hydrogen chloride or phosphorous chloride method for the preparation of haloalkanes because both the by-products (SO2 and HCl) in this case are gases and escape leaving behind pure chloroalkane. This reaction takes place in the presence of


A

Conc. sulphuric acid

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B

Phosphoric acid

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C

Anhydrous zinc chloride

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D

Pyridine

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