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    *stumbles over trying to say that second word*

    Ok so I'm sat in class currently, and we have to make a plan on that experiment. So if anyone knows anything about how to plan it then my friends and I would be extremly grateful for the help.

    What equipment do we need?
    What actually happens in the experiment?
    How do you actually say the word?
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    i know them haloalkanes not halogenalkanes... which makes it a bit easier

    there is probably a million ways of making haloalkanes...

    all i can think of is reacting HX (where X is the halogen, e.g. Br) with an alkene, for example ethene. this would give you the halogen bromoethane. i think this is electrophilic addition.

    CH2=CH2 + HBr --> CH3CH2Br

    also, you can form a haloalkane by reacting an alcohol with any halogen ion...
    for example, ethanol and hydrogen chloride (a source of Cl- ions). I think this is an example of nucleophilic substitution.

    CH3CH2OH + Cl- --> CH3CH2Cl + OH-

    perhaps you could write the second equation with HCl and forming water... but i perfer the ionic equation
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    (Original post by Revenged)
    also, you can form a haloalkane by reacting an alcohol with any halogen ion...
    for example, ethanol and hydrogen chloride (a source of Cl- ions). I think this is an example of nucleophilic substitution.

    CH3CH2OH + Cl- --> CH3CH2Cl + OH-

    perhaps you could write the second equation with HCl and forming water... but i perfer the ionic equation
    I don't think it reacts in that way
    If you want to convert alcohol into halogenoalkane, I thought you must use dry PCl5/ or P with I2 / or heat under reflux KBr with concentrated H2SO4?
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    ok... sorry your right, it's actually

    CH3CH2Cl + OH- --> CH3CH2OH + Cl-

    Edit: i've never heard about what you said, it's not on the AQA course
 
 
 
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