Question
Fri September 20, 2013 By: Gopika Sasikumar
 

convert chloroethene to butane

Expert Reply
Sun September 22, 2013
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.
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