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2R–X + 2Na → R–R + 2NaX. It is used to form alkanes When alkyhalides are reacted with excess of sodium, alkanes are formed with NaX
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Wurtz reaction- 2CH3I + 2Na = C2H6 + 2NaI in the above reaction we use ether which is neutral. This reaction only form alkanes with even no. Of carbon molecules and not for odd one eg CH4.
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