10 Halogen Derivaties

3. Give reasons

ii. Alkyl halides though polar are immiscible with water.


  • Alkyl halides lack the ability to form hydrogen bonds with water molecules.
  • Furthermore, the intermolecular attraction between alkyl halide molecules is stronger than the interaction between alkyl halides and water.
  • As a result of these factors, even though alkyl halides are moderately polar, they are immiscible with water.

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