Wurtz column

noun (1)
\ ˈwə|rts-, ˈwu̇|\
variants: or Wurtz tube

Definition of Wurtz column

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a bulbed fractionating column for laboratory distillations

Wurtz-Fittig reaction

noun (2), usually capitalized W&F
variants: or Wurtz-Fittig synthesis \ ˈ⸗ˈfitig-​ \

Definition of Wurtz-Fittig reaction (Entry 2 of 3)

: a synthesis of aliphatic or usually alkyl-substituted aromatic hydrocarbons (as toluene) from two molecules of organic halogen compound (as one molecule each of methyl bromide and bromo-benzene) and two atoms of sodium — compare fittig reaction , wurtz reaction

Wurtz reaction

noun (3)

Definition of Wurtz reaction (Entry 3 of 3)

: a synthesis of aliphatic hydrocarbons (as butane) from two molecules of an alkyl halide (as ethyl iodide) and two atoms of sodium

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History and Etymology for Wurtz column

Noun (1)

after Charles A. Wurtz †1884 French chemist

Noun (2)

after Charles A. Wurtz †1884 French chemist and Rudolf Fittig †1910 German chemist

Noun (3)

after Charles A. Wurtz †1884

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