“wurtz”

The following 3 entries include the term wurtz.

Wurtz column

noun

: a bulbed fractionating column for laboratory distillations

Wurtz-Fittig reaction

noun, usually capitalized W&F

: 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

: 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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