Mon January 24, 2011 By: Vivek Krishna

Wurtz Reaction

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Mon January 24, 2011
When the haloarene is heated with the etheral solution of an alkyl halide in the presence of sodium,the halogen atom of the haloarene is replaced by the alkyl group and ahigher arene is obtained. This reaction is called Wurtz-fittig reaction.
C6H5Cl +2Na +CH3Cl =  C6H5CH3 +2NaCl
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