Homolitic Bond Cleavage

Homolytic Bond Cleavage Definition:

From Bond cleavage. In a homolytic bond cleavage, the bonding pair of electrons is split evenly between the products. The cleaving generates two uncharged product species or radicals, each of which bears an unpaired electron.

Homolytic Bond Cleavage Example:

Generalization

Eg: The chain initiation step in monochlorination of methane