convert chloroethene to butane

Asked by gopika sasikumar | 20th Sep, 2013, 11:50: AM

Expert Answer:

When vinyl halides react with Grignard reagents, they form higher alkenes. For example; ethyl magnesium bromide forms butene with vinyl chloride by substitution reaction.
 
 
CH2=CHCl + CH3CH2MgCBr   ------> CH3CH2CH=CH2
 
On reduction, butene is converted to butane.

Answered by  | 22nd Sep, 2013, 08:44: AM

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