In the following reaction ‘X’ is

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Isomerization of alkanes

Answer: Option 3
Solution:  n-Alkanes on heating in presence of anhydrous AlCland HCl, isomerise to branched chain alkanes. Major products are given below. Along with these few other minor products are also formed.

n-Alkanes on heating in presence of anhydrous AlCl3  and HCl

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