How to carry out halogenation process?


Halogenation proceeds via a free radical chain mechanism.

Halogenation reaction

Halogenation refers to a type of chemical reaction that involves the replacement of a halogen atom with another substance wherein the halogen atom ends up as a part of that substance or a compound. In general, during the reaction, there is usually an addition of one or more halogens to the substance.

  • When one or more halogens are added to a material, it undergoes halogenation.
  • Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine are all halogens in the periodic table’s seventh column.
  • The order of reactivity is Fluorine > Chlorine > Bromine > Iodine
  • The end product of a halogenation reaction is known as a halogenated compound.

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