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Homolytic & Heterolytic Fission

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In heterolytic fission, _____ are formed. In homolytic fission, _____ are formed.

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1. Which condition will most likely favor homolytic fission of a covalent bond?

2. Which of the following bonds is most likely to be first broken down heterolytically during a chemical reaction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help you see what you know about homolytic and heterolytic fission. You need to know the differences between these two terms for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the multiple-choice quiz to check your understanding of:

  • A condition that is most likely to favor homolytic fission of a covalent bond
  • Bond that is most likely to be first broken down heterolytically during a chemical reaction
  • The meaning of carbocation
  • Difference between homolytic fission and heterolytic fission

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on homolytic and heterolytic fission
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as homolytic fission and heterolytic fission
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what carbocation is

Additional Learning

Learn more by using the lesson called Homolytic & Heterolytic Fission. Supplementary topics you can look over include:

  • How covalent bonds form
  • The meaning of intermediate
  • Characteristics of homolytic fission
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