Alkanes - Preparation of Alkanes from Unsaturated Hydrocarbons, Alkyl Halides and Carboxylic Acids

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  • Methods of preparation of alkanes
  • From unsaturated hydrocarbons (By catalytic hydrogenation of alkenes and alkynes)
  1. From alkenes
  2. From alkynes
  • From alkyl halides (Wurtz reaction)
  • From alkyl halides (Corey-House reaction)
  • Reduction of alkyl halides
  • By the use of Grignard reagent
  • Decarboxylation reaction
  • From carboxylic acids by electrolysis (Kolbe's electrolytic method)
  • Reduction of carboxylic acids
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