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Why lithium do not react with ethyne to form ethynide

Why lithium do not react with ethyne to form ethynide

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
5 years ago
The lithium acetylides can be stabilized with ethylenediamine, this has been described for some time.
I assume people are less inclined to use lithium because it is some sensitive to handle. You could of course just bubble acetylene through a alkyl lithium solution, I guess.

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