Why is dry hydrohalic acid used to prepare alkyl halides from alkenes instead of their aqueous solution?

Asked by Athreya sharma | 19th Apr, 2012, 10:45: AM

Expert Answer:

Dry hydrogen halides are stronger bases and better electrophiles than H3O+ formed in aqueous solution. further H2O is a nucleophile which reacts with R+ to give alcohol.

Answered by  | 24th Apr, 2012, 06:41: PM

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