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Is a haloalkane just another word for a halogenoalkane? Are they exactly the same thing?

I'm pretty sure they are but just thought I would check!
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Is a haloalkane just another word for a halogenoalkane? Are they exactly the same thing?

I'm pretty sure they are but just thought I would check!
Yes they are the completely the same thing. Its just that in the new spec they have a new word to use but it is ok if you use haloalkane. You wont lose any marks
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i got so confused with this as well! my teacher always called them halogenoalkanes but when i started using online revision resources i though haloalkanes were a completely different thing . but yes, they are the exact same things just with slightly different names.
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I don't understand why they cant just stick to one name though. Whats better about the word halogenoalkanes than haloalkanes?
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Are you OCR A?

They used to call it halogenoalkane and have now swapped to the more traditional haloalkane.
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Are you OCR A?

They used to call it halogenoalkane and have now swapped to the more traditional haloalkane.
yeah I am OCR A, think I'll stick with haloalkane then! Thank you for your help
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yeah I am OCR A, think I'll stick with haloalkane then! Thank you for your help
After seven years of teaching the spec, the term halogenoalkane is ingrained and difficult to swap to haloalkane, especially for the first year, when Y13 kids are expecting you to say halogenoalkane and the next lesson you've got a Y12 and you've got to say haloalkane.

Oh the life of teacher. It is soooo tough.
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After seven years of teaching the spec, the term halogenoalkane is ingrained and difficult to swap to haloalkane, especially for the first year, when Y13 kids are expecting you to say halogenoalkane and the next lesson you've got a Y12 and you've got to say haloalkane.

Oh the life of teacher. It is soooo tough.
i think halogenoalkane is nicer to say so its annoying haha
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