2,3-dimethylbutane is obtained by the action of sodium metal on an alkyl halide. Name alkyl halide.

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2,3-Dimethylbutane is obtained from Isopropyl bromide (2-Bromopropane) when reacted with Na metal in presence of ether. It is an example of the Wurtz reaction.

2 CH3-CH-CH + 2Na   (dry ehter ) ---->     CH3-CH-CH3
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        Br                                                        CH3-CH-CH3
 

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