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10: Organohalides

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  • You have already encountered alkyl halides several times in this course. In this chapter, you will examine in some detail the methods that are used to prepare these important compounds. For chemists involved in the synthesis of new organic compounds, alkyl halides are extremely useful, particularly because of their ability to react with certain metals and form organometallic compounds. However, a detailed discussion of the reactions of alkyl halides will be delayed until Chapter 11.

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