Secondary Alkyl Halide

Secondary Alkyl Halide Definition:

An organohalide in which the alpha (a) position is connected to exactly two alkyl groups.

Secondary Alkyl Halide Explained:

According to the amount of substitution at the carbon to which the halogen is attached, in a primary alkyl halide, the carbon that bears the halogen is directly bonded to one other carbon. In a secondary alkyl halide to two, and in a tertiary alkyl halide to three. The methods used to prepare alkyl halides and the reactions that alkyl halides undergo frequently depend on whether the alkyl halide is primary, secondary, or tertiary.

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