Alkyl and Aryl Halides

In this post we will discuss the important topics of Alkyl and Aryl Halides and the kind of questions covered in JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.


Alkyl and Aryl Halides is one of the scoring topics of both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. On analyzing the trend of both the exams, it is found that a good number of questions are asked every year from this topic.


This chapter is about Nucleophilic Substitution reactions. The most important topics are Sn1 and Sn2 reactions and their mechanisms. There are questions asking about the Rate of these reactions, Nucleophilic Substitution in Aryl Halides, Halogenation of alkanes and Dehydrohalogenation of alkenes. In JEE Mains, there are questions about Sandmeyer's reaction and formation of DDT also.

The best way to master this topic is by a thorough understanding of NCERT chemistry and then sufficient practice.