Haloalkanes

Unit 2 Haloalkanes

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Primary Haloalkanes

The carbon to which the halogen atom is only attached to one other carbon atom (or alkyl group).(http://www.ivy-rose.co.uk/Chemistry/Organic/molecules/haloalkanes/1-chloroethane.gif)

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Secondary Haloakanes

The carbon atom to which the halogen atom is attached to two other carbon atoms, so forms two C-C (single) bonds.(http://www.ivy-rose.co.uk/Chemistry/Organic/molecules/haloalkanes/2-fluoropropane.gif)

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Tertiary Haloalkanes

The carbon atom to which the halogen atom is attached to three other carbon atoms, so forms three C-C (single) bonds.(http://www.ivy-rose.co.uk/Chemistry/Organic/molecules/haloalkanes/2-bromo-2-methylpropane.gif)

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