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alkyl halide

noun, Chemistry
a compound with the type formula RX, where R is an alkyl group and X is a halogen.
Origin of alkyl halide
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Addition of an alkyl halide or an alkyl ester to a tertiary nitrogen compound.
  • The condensible fraction containing the by-product, alkyl halide, can be recovered but is generally wasted.

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