Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Question

The major organic compound formed by the reaction of 1,1,1-trichloroethane with silver powder is

  • acetylene

  • ethene

  • 2-butyne

  • 2-butene

Answer

C.

2-butyne

 The reaction is 
2 space CH subscript 3 space minus CCl subscript 3 space rightwards arrow from increment to 6 space Ag of space CH subscript 3 minus straight C identical to straight C minus CH subscript 3 space plus 6 AgCl

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