Wurtz reaction

noun

Definition of Wurtz reaction

: 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 reaction

after Charles A. Wurtz †1884

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“Wurtz reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wurtz%20reaction. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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