Light induced substitution of Bromine on hexane

Discussion in 'Supporting Chemistry' started by Alice, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Hello.

    I need new light bulbs that will work for this experiment. Has anyone tried non-incandescent bulbs and what would your recommendations be?

    Thank you.
  2. Don't you need UV for that?
  3. Kat


    We use halogen lamps for this one
  4. they give off UV if not shielded.
  5. We were using standard 40W incandescent bulbs. I'll try halogens, thanks.
  6. No UV required at all Paul - it's simply photo decomposition/substitution.:)
  7. I begged/borrowed bulbs from Physics and have discovered that it works fine with fluorescent and LED bulbs.
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  8. Thanks for sharing that with us Alice. I've only done it with the Incandescent type.:)