What happens when methyl chloride is treated with Na in presence of dry ether?

Asked by hrishikesh07092002 | 13th Oct, 2019, 10:23: PM

Expert Answer:

When methyl chloride is treated with Na in presence of dry ether forms ethane. this reaction is known as a Wurtz reaction.
 
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Answered by Ramandeep | 15th Oct, 2019, 12:10: PM