Lecture no. 10 from the course: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Taught by Professor Ron B. Davis Jr. | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Explore alkyl halides, hydrocarbons where one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced by a halogen atom. You’ll examine how larger halogen atoms decrease the volatility of alkyl halides compared to their alkane counterparts (which radically changed the science of refrigeration). You’ll also learn about the reactivity of alkyl halides and the phenomenon of carbocation rearrangements.