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3.3.1 Production & Properties of Halogenoalkanes

Classification

  • Depending on the carbon atom the halogen is attached to, halogenoalkanes can be classified as primary, secondary and tertiary
    • A primary halogenoalkane is when a halogen is attached to a carbon that itself is attached to one other alkyl group
    • A secondary halogenoalkane is when a halogen is attached to a carbon that itself is attached to two other alkyl groups
    • A tertiary halogenoalkane is when a halogen is attached to a carbon that itself is attached to three other alkyl groups

 

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Primary, secondary and tertiary halogenoalkanes

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