How is alkyl halide converted into alcohol by using? Aqueous NaOH (or KOH) - Chemistry

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How is alkyl halide converted into alcohol by using?

Aqueous NaOH (or KOH)

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Solution

When an alkyl halide (R–X), is boiled with aqueous NaOH (or KOH) alcohol is obtained,

\[\ce{R - X + \underset{(aq)}{Na}OH ->[boil] R - OH + NaX}\]

\[\ce{(R - X + KOH ->[boil][(aq)] R - OH + KX)}\]

Concept: Methods of Preparation of Alkyl Halides
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