KCN on reacting with haloalkanes form:

KCN on reacting with haloalkanes form alkyl cyanides. KCN is predominantly ionic and provides cyanide ions in solution.

Although both carbon and nitrogen atoms are in a position to donate electron pairs, the attack takes place mainly through carbon atom and not through nitrogen atom since C-C bond is more stable than C-N bond.

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