aryl halide

noun

: any of a class of organic compounds containing an aromatic ring from which a hydrogen atom is removed through the process of bonding to a halogen atom
The company says the plant has … bulk- and drum-handling facilities for tetrahydrofuran, ethers, alkyl, and aryl halides.Chemical Week, 5 Aug. 1998

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aryl halide was in 1901

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“Aryl halide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aryl%20halide. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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