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How is Nitromethane Prepared from the Following? Alkyl Halide - Chemistry

How is nitromethane prepared from the following?

alkyl halide

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Solution

Preparation of nitromethane from alkyl halide:

Bromomethane reacts with silver nitrite (AgNO2), to give nitromethane

Nitromethane is obtained in good yield by action of sodium or potassium nitrite on
bromomethane, in presence of solvent dimethyl sulphoxide or N,N-dimethylformamide

Concept: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes - Nomenclature
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