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what is difference in mechanism of reaction of R-X with aquos KOH and reaction of R-X with alchohlic KOH? why just a small change create a large change in formation of product?

what is difference in mechanism of reaction of R-X with aquos KOH and  reaction of R-X with alchohlic KOH? why just a small change create a large change in formation of product?

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
11 years ago

DEAR VIKASH,

 

Haloalkanes undergo elimination of hydrogen halide (HX) when boiled with alcoholic solution of potassium hydroxide, resulting in the formation of alkenes.

 

 

 

 

formation of alcohols by nucleophilic reactions of haloalkanes

 

On treatment with aqueous solution of KOH , haloalkanes give alcohols.

 

 

 

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