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In general, aryl halides (C6H5-X or Ar-Xwhere X = F, Cl, Br and I) are much less reactive than simple alkyl halides since they do not usually undergo simple nucleophilic substitution (except under very specific conditions).

Important reaction of aryl halides are:

Aryl Halides Preparations of Aryl Halides
halogenation of arenes
halide substitution of diazonium salts

Reactions of Aryl Halides

Benzyne Problems
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