Why is Wurtz reaction not preferred for the preparation of alkanes containing odd number of carbon atoms?

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#1

Why is Wurtz reaction not preferred for the preparation of alkanes containing odd number of carbon atoms? Illustrate your answer by taking one example.


#2

For the preparation of alkanes containing odd number of carbon atoms, two different alkyl halides are taken and two different alkyl halides can react in three different ways. Therefore, a mixture of alkanes is produced,

That’s why this method (Wurtz reaction) is not suitable for the preparation of odd number alkanes.