Thu April 19, 2012 By: Athreya Sharma

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

Expert Reply
Tue April 24, 2012
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.
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