Homolytic cleavage occurs generally in the gas phase or in solution in non-polar solvents and is catalyzed by ultraviolet light or high temperature or by radical initiators such as peroxides, alkyl hypohalites, and tetraethyl lead (TEL)
Heterolytic cleavage occurs in polar solvents because of the ease of separation of charge and stabilization of the resultant ion pairs through solvation.
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