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Why can't pentane be prepared by wurtz reaction?

Why can't pentane be prepared by wurtz reaction?

Grade:12

3 Answers

bhanuveer danduboyina
95 Points
10 years ago

Only symmetrical alkenes can be prepared by Wurtz reaction

Geoffrey Richards
34 Points
10 years ago

Dear Nizam Uddin,

Pentane is a hydrocarbon which has an odd number of carbon atoms in it (5 carbon atoms).

Pentane can therefore be prepared by wurtz reaction  of unsymmetrical alkanes !!!

Here is one way u can prepare pentane by wurtz reaction,

                                 CH3CH2CH2Br   +   CH3CH2Br  +  2Na     --------> CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3   +  2NaBr

 

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
10 years ago

Pentane is a hydrocarbon which has an odd number of carbon atoms in it (5 carbon atoms).

Pentane can therefore be prepared by wurtz reaction  of unsymmetrical alkanes !!!

Here is one way u can prepare pentane by wurtz reaction,

 CH3CH2CH2Br   +   CH3CH2Br  +  2Na     --------> CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3   +  2NaBr

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