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The Wurtz reaction can be demonstrated by warming some 1-bromo-butane with small pieces of clean sodium, in a long, wide, test-tube. The reaction is vigorous, and once started needs no further warming. Pieces of sodium are added as they are used up. At the end of the reaction, after cooling, cautiously add water.1-bromo-butane sinks in water, but the reaction product floats, one of the pieces of evidence that an alkane has formed.
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