Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days


Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number


Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

CBSE - XII Science - Chemistry - Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Substitution vs elimination

Asked by 22nd February 2009, 1:05 PM
Answered by Expert


Aqueous KOH is almost completely ionised and contains a large number of heavily hydrated OH- ions which are strong nucleophile and bring out sustitutuin reaction,while alcoholic solution if KOh gives alkoxide ions  which is strong base than OH- so, that is why The treatment of alkyl chlorides with aq. KOH leads to formation of alcohols but in presence of alcoholic KOH , alenes are the major product.

Answered by Expert 26th February 2009, 10:22 AM

Rate this answer

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Report an issue
Your answer has been posted successfully!