Which of the following reaction is used to increase the length of the carbon chain?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 year ago

Which of the following reaction is used to increase the length of the carbon chain?
 
(a) Wolff Kishnn’s reaction
 
(b) Clemmensen reduction
 
(c) Kolbe’s electrolysis
 
(d) Wurtz reaction
 
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This question is from Hydrocarbons in portion Hydrocarbons of Chemistry – Class 11
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 year ago

Correct option is (d) Wurtz reaction
 
To explain: Wurtz reaction is used to increase the length of the carbon chain, Kolbe’s electrolysis is used when alkanes require even number of carbon atoms while clemmensen reduction and wolff-kishner are used for removing water molecule.


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