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  • noun organic chemistry Any alkane in which one or more hydrogen atoms has been replaced by that of a halogen

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  • noun organic compound in which halogen atoms have been substituted for hydrogen atoms in an alkane


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  • C Br: CN -  -  + The carbon atom of the CN - ion donates a pair of electrons to the haloalkane and the C - Br breaks with loss of a bromide ion.

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