Which of the following compounds are transformed most rapidly under oxidative conditions and which under reductive conditions? Justify your answer.(a) Phenol, (b)Carbon tetrachloride (c)Hexachlorobenzene (d) Mirex (e) o-Xylene (f)chloroform (g)1,3,5- Trichlorobenzene
Among the given compounds chloroform can undergo rapid oxidation to liberate phosgene gas.
Mirex is an organochloride compound having 12 Cl atoms in its structure. Among the given compounds Mirex is the one which is having more number of chlorine (Cl) atoms in it. In the reduction reaction, displacement of chlorine with hydrogen will take place. Hence Mirex will undergo a rapid reduction in the above-given compounds.
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