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    Bromination of toluene by free radicals

    2. When toluene is used in free radical bromination, a very small amount of product is formed that contains only carbons and hydrogens and no bromine. Show the structure of that product and the arrow curved mechanism of how it is formed starting from the alkyl radical intermediate of the reaction.


    3. Free radical Bromination is a slower reaction than chlorination but it is a synthetic route often used to make alky bromides. Alkyl fluorides are not made by Free Radical Halongenation. Explain why free radical Fluorination is not a viable route of synthesis for these compounds.

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