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Choose the most correct option. An alkyl chloride on Wurtz reaction gives 2,2,5,5-tetramethylhexane. - Chemistry

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Choose the most correct option.

An alkyl chloride on Wurtz reaction gives 2,2,5,5-tetramethylhexane. The same alkyl chloride on reduction with a zinc-copper couple in alcohol gives hydrocarbon with molecular formula C5H12. What is the structure of alkyl chloride?

Options

  • \[\begin{array}{cc}
    \ce{CH3}\\
    |\phantom{...}\\
    \ce{CH3-C-CH2Cl}\\
    |\phantom{...}\\
    \ce{CH3}
    \end{array}\]

  • \[\begin{array}{cc}
    \ce{CH3\phantom{..}}\\
    |\phantom{.....}\\
    \ce{CH3-C-CH2CH3}\\
    |\phantom{.....}\\
    \ce{Cl\phantom{....}}
    \end{array}\]

  • \[\begin{array}{cc}
    \ce{CH3-CH2-CH-Cl}\\
    \phantom{......}|\\
    \ce{\phantom{.........}CH3}
    \end{array}\]

  • \[\begin{array}{cc}
    \ce{CH3-CH-CH-CHCl}\\
    |\phantom{.....}|\phantom{...}\\
    \ce{\phantom{..}CH3} \ce{\phantom{..}CH3\phantom{..}}
    \end{array}\]

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Solution

\[\begin{array}{cc}
\ce{CH3}\\
|\phantom{...}\\
\ce{CH3-C-CH2Cl}\\
|\phantom{...}\\
\ce{CH3}
\end{array}\]

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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 10 Halogen Derivatives
Exercises | Q 1.06 | Page 231
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