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How to convert Butane to Ethane?

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Asked by vinay jaiswar, 07 Oct '13 07:47 pm
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This conversion is a two steps reaction, 1-photochemical halogenation of ethane, 2- wurtz reaction of ethyl chloride.
CH3-CH3 + Cl2 ------- sun light -------> CH3-CH2-Cl + HCl
2CH3-CH2-Cl + 2Na ---------anhydrous ether -------> CH3-CH2-CH2-CH3 + 2NaCl
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Oct '13 08:08 pm

 
  
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By thermal catalytic cracking we can get ethane from the butane............!
Answered by Bhuvana, 07 Oct '13 11:53 pm

 
  
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By thermal catalytic cracking of butane it gives ethane and ethene ( ethylene ).
Answered by jafar, 07 Oct '13 07:55 pm

 
  
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