How can you predict whether primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohol undergoes halogenation?

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Mar 21, 2017

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How else but by experiment............?

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Chemistry is an experimental science. Of course, we attempt to make some sense of the experimental results by invoking a theoretical framework, however experiment is king. And we don't really know what you want to do in the reaction: replace the hydroxyl group by halogen; eliminate the hydroxyl group, and then hydrohalogenate the olefin.........?

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