Sat March 05, 2011 By: Aditya Bansal

In Wurtz Reaction, we get an alkane with even no of carbon atoms. What if we choose to take 2 different alkyl halides as reactants? Especially one with odd number and another with even number of Carbon atoms?

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Sun March 06, 2011
Dear student
Taking CH3X + C2H5X,in dry ether +Na, we get C4H10, C2H6 and C3H8 in the ratio 1:1:2.
We hope that clarifies your query.

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