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2.8: The Structures of Alkyl Halides, Alcohols, Ethers, and Amines

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  • Alkyl halides (also known as haloalkanes) are compounds in which one or more hydrogen atoms in an alkane have been replaced by halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine). The halogen atoms significantly alters the physical properties of the molecules including electronegativity, bond length, bond strength, and molecular size.

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