its v v confusing.
Can someone explain it to me?
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difference between primary, secondary and teritary structures of halogenoalkanes? watch
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A primary halogenoalkane is where there are two H atoms bonded to the C atom bonded to the halogen (Cl, Br, I) for example 1-bromobutane
Secondary is one H atom, for example 2-bromobutane
If you draw those examples out it should help
Tertiary is no H atoms
if the carbon bearing the halogen is attached to at least two hydrogen, it's a primary.
At least one hydrogen attached? You got secondary.
No hydrogen attached, you got tertiary.
It can be applied even for alcohols, not just halogenoalkanes.