WURTZ REACTION AT ADICHEMISTRY

In Wurtz reaction, two alkyl halide molecules are coupled in presence of sodium metal in anhydrous ether or tetrahydrofuran to form a new carbon carbon bond and thus by giving a symmetrical alkane.

Dry Ether
R-X  +  2Na  +  X-R —————–> R-R + 2NaX

Where X = halogen

Get more at:  http://www.adichemistry.com/organic/namedreactions/wurtz/wurtz-reaction-1.html

 

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