. Reaction of ethyl chloride with sodium leads to


to (in the presence of dry ether):

A: ethane

B: propane

C: n - butane

D: n - pentane

 

Best Answer

Explanation:

Wurtz reaction: it is a reaction in which alkyl halide is treated with sodium metal in presence of dry ether to form alkanes.

This reaction is used for the preparation of higher alkanes.

chloride

So when ethyl chloride is treated with sodium metal in presence of dry ether, n-butane is formed.

Final Answer: 

Hence the correct answer is C i.e. n- butane.

 

 

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