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Posted on: 05:19:03 PM on March 31, 2015
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Mounika
what is wurtz reaction?


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Posted on: 07:43:29 PM on April 2, 2015
Wurtz reaction is the reaction between an alkyl halide with sodium in presence of dry ether to produce a hydrocarbon. For example, chloromethane+Na in presence of dry ether produces ethane. But when 2different alkyl halides are treated with Na in presence of dry ether, a mixture of hydrocarbons is obtained I hope it's helpful (^_^) .



Posted on: 08:21:34 PM on April 5, 2017
Wurtz reaction is the reaction between an alkyl halide and sodium in the presence of dry ether to produce a hydrocarbon of the higher order eg- CH3Br + Na +CH3Br= cH2=CH2



Posted on: 11:43:02 PM on April 5, 2017
Wurtz Reaction is an example of a Coupling Reaction which is used to form alkanes from alkyl halides. Two Alkyl Halides(generally RX) react with sodium to give an alkane. It is used to increase the length of the chain of an alkane. Usually, a mixture of all possible alkanes is received as products if the alkyl(-R) group in the reaction are different. So, R1-X+2Na+X-R2 ----> R1-R1+R2-R2+R1-R2 P.S= Methane can't be formed by this method.



Posted on: 10:39:57 PM on April 9, 2017
R-X+2Na+R-X=======R-R+2NaX Here R=any Alkyl Group





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