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Nucleophilic substitution mechanism of haloalkanes

Haloalkanes contain polar bonds. Haloalkanes undergo substitution reactions with the nucleophiles OH–, CN– and NH3 Students should be able to: • understand and outline the mechanism of nucleophilic substitution in primary haloalkanes • explain why the carbon–halogen bond enthalpy influences the rate of reaction. Assessment and practical opportunities Students could follow instructions when carrying out test-tube hydrolysis of halogenoalkanes to show their relative rates of reaction. Students

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