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Haloalkanes & Haloarenes

Intro: When hydrogen atoms are replaced by halogens in hydrocarbons whether aliphatic or aromatic, alkyl halide (haloalkanes) and aryl halide(haloarenes) are formed.

Difference between haloalkanes and haloarenes:

1.In haloalkanes, halogens are attached to sp3 hybridised carbon atoms of alkyl group.

However, in haloarenes halogens are attached to sp2 hybridised carbon atoms of aryl group.

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