how grignard reagent used to prepared ethane

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any compound containing active hydrogen on treating with ethyl magnesium bromide gives ethane

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Treat C2H5MgX with H2O or alcohol or any other H+ ion donor, in this way ethane would be formed

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Grignard reagent + water------------>ethane + cl-Mg-OH
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grignard reagent are very reactive, they abstract H atom from any source of proton and forms alkanes.


to prepare ethane u can take CH3CH2MgCl +  H2O or dil HCl ------> CH3CH3


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