Chapter 4 : Alcohols and Alkyl Halides
is an atom or a group of atoms within a molecule (
. -Cl or -CO
typically dictate or define reactivity
in different molecules typically react in similar ways when subjected to a particular set of reaction conditions.
As organic chemistry unfolds, take notice that the reactions occur
to the functional groups.
Therefore, recognising the functional groups is
to recognising the type of reaction.
What is a reaction ?
A reaction is the process by which one compound is transformed into a new compound,
Dr. Ian Hunt
, Department of Chemistry