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In partial reduction alkynes are reduced to E alkenes by using Na metal with ammonia,My question is why then after donating of electrons by Na after formation of alkene it does not proceed ? why alkene is also not reduced by taking electrons from sodium metal again?

In partial reduction alkynes are reduced to E alkenes by using Na metal with ammonia,My question is why then after donating of electrons by Na after formation of alkene it does not proceed ? why alkene is also not reduced by taking electrons from sodium metal again?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Ravleen Kaur
askIITians Faculty 1452 Points
2 years ago
Because the e are surrounded by NH3 and not easily available.

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