Answer to Question #17207 in Organic Chemistry for Jake

Question #17207
What methods can be used to measure the hydrolysis of halogenoalkanes? If possible can you describe procedures and why the method can be used. Thanks.
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Expert's answer
2012-11-20T08:48:29-0500
Acid-base titration is the best methods to measure hydrolysis of halogenoalkanes. Scheme of reaction halogenoalkanes with water:

R-Hal + H2O---->R-OH + HHal

So you have HHal after hydrolysis, which can be titrated with NaOH or KOH in presence of some indiсator.

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