Alcohol to Alkyl Halide: Preparation, Reaction & Conversion


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Why can't alcohol's undergo halide substitution reactions without a preparation first?

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1. How are alcohols prepared for halide substitution reactions?

2. What types of reaction will primary alcohols undergo with HBr?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the steps in the alcohol to alkyl halide reaction? How are alcohols prepared for this conversion? These are the types of questions you must be prepared to answer in order to complete this short quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz, you will be required to:

  • Explain why alcohol must first be prepared before undergoing halide substitution reactions
  • Describe the preparation process by which alcohols are prepared for halide substitution reactions
  • Identify what types of reaction alcohols undergo with HBr
  • Note the missing intermediate in a given reaction
  • Recognize the slowest step in the alcohol to alkyl halide reaction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what reactions alcohol undergo with HBr
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the steps in the alcohol to alkyl halide reaction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the preparation of alcohol for halide substitution reactions

Additional Learning

More details can be found in the lesson titled Alcohol to Alkyl Halide: Preparation, Reaction & Conversion. You can expect to learn more information about:

  • How an alkyl halide is described
  • Why alcohols are not good leaving groups
  • Primary alcohols