alkyl halide

noun Chemistry.
a compound with the type formula RX, where R is an alkyl group and X is a halogen.

Origin:
1895–1900

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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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