Alkyl Halides

General Structure


An alkyl halide consists of a halogen bonded to an organic group. When two halogen atoms are present, the molecule is said to be a dihalide. Two dihalide configurations have special names. When two halo groups are on the same carbon, the dihalide is said to be geminal. When the two halo groups are on adjacent carbons, it is a vicinal dihalide.

Physical Properties and Reactivity

Reactions (Reaction Index)


More Information

Alkyl halides are also called haloalkanes or halogenoalkanes.

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