In the bromination and chlorination of alkanes, what type of intermediate is formed in the hydrocarbon structure during the stepwise process?

In the bromination and chlorination of alkanes, what type of intermediate is formed in the hydrocarbon structure during the stepwise process?

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    The reaction of a halogen with an alkane in the presence of ultraviolet (UV) light or heat leads to the formation of a haloalkane (alkyl halide). An example is the chlorination of methane. ... However, once a reaction is started, the light or heat source can be removed and the reaction will continue.

    the intermediates are free radicals

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