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CBSE - XI Science - Chemistry - Hydrocarbons

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

Asked by Esha backer 21st December 2011, 12:00 AM
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While preparing alkanes with odd number of carbon atoms by electrolysis of a mixture of two salts of different carboxylic acids (Kolbes process), a number of side products are also formed. Thats why this method is not preferred for the preparation of alkanes containing odd number of carbon atoms.

Answered by Expert 21st December 2011, 10:43 AM

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