Answer to Question #17207 in Organic Chemistry for Jake
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.
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.