Elimination in Haloalkane Reactions


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What type of organic substrates typically lend themselves to substitution and elimination reactions?

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1. What is the correct term for the reaction that occurs when a nucleophile exchanges (or takes the place) for a halogen on a haloalkane?

2. What type(s) of reactions involve the formation of a carbocation intermediate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet and quiz to see how familiar you are with the elimination in haloalkane reactions. Different types of reactions are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz any time to see what you know about the following:

  • Type of reaction that involves using a haloalkane to find that an alkene product formed
  • Reaction that happens all in one step mechanistically
  • Organic substrates that lend themselves to substitution and elimination reactions
  • Reaction that occurs when a nucleophile exchanges for a halogen on a haloalkane

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the elimination in haloalkane reactions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a reaction that involves the formation of carbocation intermediate
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of reactions

Additional Learning

Elimination in Haloalkane Reactions is a lesson you can use to review more topics, including:

  • Characteristics of haloalkanes
  • E2 reactions
  • Definition of substitution