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Why lithium do notreact with ethyne to form ethnide?

Why lithium do notreact with ethyne to form ethnide?

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Vikas TU
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6 years ago
According to my opinion,
The reduction potential values are determined considering various factors like ionization energy and hydration enthalpy .
It is the highly negative hydration enthalpy of Lithium cation that makes the cation highly stable in aqueous medium .
But in organic medium, the hydration does not take place hence the reduction tendency is governed by the ionization energy alone .
Since Lithium has high value of ionization energy , hence it doesn't form compound with acetylene while Sodium having low ionization energy forms it easily.

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