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    We recently did a nucleophilic substitution reaction in class with a lot of haloalkanes.

    One of the questions was;
    What can you say about the structure of the compounds containing bromine? why?

    I don't know if it's me being stupid but i don't understand this question or how to answer it ://
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    I may be wrong - but I would probably say something along the lines of this:

    Compounds containing Bromine (a halogen) tend to have a polar bond between the Bromine and the Carbon it is attached to. This is because Bromine has a higher electronegativity than Carbon so it attracts a higher electron density towards it, gaining a delta (slightly) negative charge whilst the Carbon has a delta (slightly) positive charge. This makes the bromoalkanes reactive simply due to the polar bromine-carbon bond.

    I don't know if that answered your question. Hopefully it helped
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    (Original post by pandasandpens)
    We recently did a nucleophilic substitution reaction in class with a lot of haloalkanes.

    One of the questions was;
    What can you say about the structure of the compounds containing bromine? why?

    I don't know if it's me being stupid but i don't understand this question or how to answer it ://
    They are now halide compounds
 
 
 
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