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    I am totally new to this section of chem. What are Wurtz reactions??
    What are they used for.??


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    Quote Originally Posted by kakarot
    I am totally new to this section of chem. What are Wurtz reactions??
    What are they used for.??
    From the wikipedia page on Wurtz reactions:

    The Wurtz reaction, named after Charles-Adolphe Wurtz, is a coupling reaction in organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and recently inorganic main group polymers, whereby two alkyl halides are reacted with sodium to form a new carbon-carbon bond:

    2R-X + 2Na → R-R + 2Na+X−


    The reactions are used to synthesise symmetric alkanes.

    Do you think it might be more useful for you if you used Goolge or Bing to do your initial research then came here to ask for clarification of what you didn't understand?


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    Ophiolite wrote:
    The reactions are used to synthesise symmetric alkanes.
    Do you think it might be more useful for you if you used Goolge or Bing to do your initial research then came here to ask for clarification of what you didn't understand?

    Well acctually i could use Google but, sure!
    But i dont understand which alkanes can be synthesised and which cannot be.
    (cause i dont know much about these symmetric alkanes!!)
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    Then try using google, or visiting a public library, or asking your chemistry teacher at school. You need to put in some effort to teaching yourself if you expect others to help you. Many here will be willing to spend a considerable amount of time to do so, but not if you ask such general questions with no apparent effort on your part.
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    Ophiolite wrote:
    Then try using google, or visiting a public library, or asking your chemistry teacher at school. You need to put in some effort to teaching yourself if you expect others to help you. Many here will be willing to spend a considerable amount of time to do so, but not if you ask such general questions with no apparent effort on your part.




    Thanks Ophiolite. Good thing I got to know about the forum thing. Imporvement....
    Guarenteed!!! I do work on my part but maybe that aint enough...

    Another thing I did use google.
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