Chlorine reacts with saturated hydrocarbons at room temperature in the (a) absence of sunlight (b) presence of sunlight (c) presence of water (d) presence of hydrochloric acid

Answer: (b) presence of sunlight

The process of halogenation of hydrocarbons occurs when chlorine reacts with saturated hydrocarbons in the presence of sunlight. The hydrogen atoms in the hydrocarbon are replaced by chlorine atoms in this process.

Halogenation reaction

A halogenation reaction is a chemical reaction between a substance and a halogen in which one or more halogen atoms are incorporated into molecules of the substance.

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