Sun January 30, 2011 By: Shambhavi Sampath

explain Wurtz reaction

Expert Reply
Mon January 31, 2011
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.
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