explain Wurtz reaction

Asked by bssampath | 30th Jan, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

When an alkyl halide is treated with metallic sodium in dry ethereal solution, a symmetrical alkane containing twice the number of carbon atoms present in alkyl group is obtained.
RX  + 2Na +XR→ R-R +2NaX
This recation is Wurtz reaction.

Answered by  | 31st Jan, 2011, 09:42: AM

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