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Aryl Halide Definition

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This is the chemical structure of the aryl halide chlorobenzene.

This is the chemical structure of the aryl halide chlorobenzene.

Bryan Derksen/PD

Definition: An aryl halide is a molecule where a halogen atom is bonded to a carbon atom that is part of an aryl ring.

Also Known As: haloarene, halogenoarene

Examples: Chlorobenzene, fluorobenzene and bromobenzene are all aryl halide molecules.

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