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How many distinct dichlorination products can result when isobutane is subjected to free radical chlorination?

I think that three distinct products may result namely
a) 1,1-Dichloro-2-methylpropane
b) 1,2-Dichloro-2-methylpropane
c) 1,3-Dichloro-2-methylpropane

But the book says only two distinct products may form. Can anyone explain how?

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The following three products wil be formed: enter image description here

Your book may be giving the answer to the number of monochloro products formed, as there are only two distinct monochloro products formed on chlorination of isobutane.

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