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# What happens when methane and chlorine are exposed to direct sunlight.

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## Methane reacts violently with chlorine when exposed to direct sunlight to form hydrogen chloride and carbon. ${\mathrm{CH}}_{4}+2{\mathrm{Cl}}_{2}\stackrel{\mathrm{direct}\mathrm{sunlight}}{\to }\mathrm{C}+4\mathrm{HCl}$

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