why cant alkanes with odd number of c-atoms be formed through kolbe's process?

Asked by Esha backer | 21st Dec, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

While preparing alkanes with odd number of carbon atoms by electrolysis of a mixture of two salts of different carboxylic acids (Kolbe’s process), a number of side products are also formed. That’s why this method is not preferred for the preparation of alkanes containing odd number of carbon atoms.

Answered by  | 21st Dec, 2011, 10:43: AM

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