. Reaction of ethyl chloride with sodium leads to
to (in the presence of dry ether):
C: n - butane
D: n - pentane
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.
So when ethyl chloride is treated with sodium metal in presence of dry ether, n-butane is formed.
Hence the correct answer is C i.e. n- butane.