Answer to Question #65233 in Organic Chemistry for Manpreet

Question #65233
How many ways a bond between 2 atoms can cleave?

Answer is 3 but I can't get how?
Expert's answer
X-Y -> X+ + Y-
X-Y -> X- + Y+
X-Y -> X* + Y* (atom x and y)

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Assignment Expert
17.04.17, 16:10

Dear Tani, please use panel for submitting new questions

15.04.17, 19:32

Respected expert, I have a query with respect to your answer. Suppose we assume XY to be NaCl, then the bond may break only in 2 ways as follows: NaCl -> Na+ + Cl- NaCl -> Na + 1/2 Cl2 The third method is not applicable. So why is the answer 3 ? Can you please clear my doubt ?

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11.02.17, 17:03

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11.02.17, 16:03

I thought that only by homolytic and heterolytic but I forgot that heterolytic can be 2 types thanks

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