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Convert methane into ethane, ethene, ethanoic acid and ethanamide

Conversion

    

Methane             Chloromethane             Ethane

Methane is reacted with chlorine in presence of sunlight to produce chloromethane. It is again reacted with Na in ether solvent to produce ethane.

 

Ethane is reacted with Br­­­­in presence of sunlight to produce bromoethane and is further reacted with alc.KOH to produce ethene.

 

Methane is reacted with chlorine in presence of sunlight to produce chloromethane then it is further reacted with KCN to form CH3CN.  is completely hydrolyzed in the presence of  to form .

 

Methane is reacted with chlorine in presence of sunlight to produce chloromethane then it is further reacted with potassium cyanide to form methyl cyanide which is further reacted with potassium cyanide which is further partially hydrolyzed in the presence of  to form ethanamide.