How is alkyl halide converted into alcohol by using Moist silver oxide. - Chemistry

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How is alkyl halide converted into alcohol by using Moist silver oxide?

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Alkyl halide when heated with moist Ag2O, undergoes hydrolysis and forms an alcohol.

\[\ce{Ag2O + H2O → 2AgOH}\]

\[\ce{R - X + AgOH ->[\Delta] R - OH + AgX}\]

Concept: Methods of Preparation of Alkyl Halides
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