I'm reading about making primary haloalkanes from primary alcohols. Basically, from what I understand, you protonate the alcohol to form oxonium.
But, my textbook says this:
The second sentence is what I am curious about. Basically, it says primary alcohols are subject to nucleophilic attack (for reasons that I am
aware of), and that the oxonium species will be trapped by the nucleophile. However, in the chemical equation at the bottom, it clearly shows that H2
O forms after reacting with HBr. So, why does it say a nucleophile will trap the oxonium yet I can clearly see that it left right there?