Halogenoalkanes (Haloalkanes) Menu
(Also known as haloalkanes or alkyl halides)
An introduction to the halogenoalkanes, their reactivity and their physical properties.
The reaction with hydroxide ions
The reaction with hydroxide ions from, for example, sodium hydroxide solution leading to substitution and elimination reactions.
An introduction to Grignard reagents, including making them from halogenoalkanes and some of their simple reactions.
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Aryl halides (halogenoarenes)
This includes the reasons that halogen atoms attached to benzene rings are much less easily replaced than when they are attached to carbon chains.