I have a question about the following Halogenation reaction:
octane + chlorine gas -> ?
The question is what are the possible products of this reaction, and which product would be produced in the greatest quantity. I initially thought that a substitution would occur, resulting in HCl and 1-Chlorooctane.
This is wrong, apparently I think that this reaction would form several structural isomers, but I am wondering what isomer this reaction would form in the greatest quantity. Would 2-Chlorooctane, for example, be more prevalent than 1-Chlorooctane? If so, why?