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tertiary alkyl halides does not undergoes wurtz reaction Why?

tertiary alkyl halides does not undergoes wurtz reaction Why?

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sushant singh
66 Points
10 years ago

The Wurtz reaction is not suitable for tertiary alkyl halides due to side reaction involving elimintaion reactionsAs steric-hindrance i.e. the factor which arises due to the bulkiness of to reacting alkyl, or rather, tertiary alkyl groups.

Ashwin Sinha
520 Points
10 years ago

The Wurtz reaction is not suitable for tertiary alkyl halides bcoz of side reaction involving elimintaion reactions.This is due to stearic hindeance!!!!!

     Good Luck!!!!!!!

  Plz. approve!!!!

vikash kumar
21 Points
10 years ago

In case of wurtz reaction, Na reacts with alklyl halide in the presence of ether, which themselves promote elimination as in KOH( ether ) supported elimination. Therefore, tertiary halides having high tendency of going elimination undergo that process.

venkatesh sahoo
27 Points
4 years ago
Na is a strong base ,so when introduced with tert.alkyl halide it prefers 2 undergo dehydrohalogenation
           (CH3)3C-Br  + 2Na  ----------> (CH3)3C- Na+  +NaBr
Rishi Sharma
askIITians Faculty 646 Points
9 months ago
Dear Student,
Please find below the solution to your problem.

The Wurtz reaction is not suitable for tertiary alkyl halides due to side reaction involving elimintaion reactionsAs steric-hindrance i.e. the factor which arises due to the bulkiness of to reacting alkyl, or rather, tertiary alkyl groups.

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