How to convert n butane from ethyl iodide

Do it by wurtz reaction
2CH3-CH2-I +2 Na in the presence of dry ether gives CH3-CH2-CH2-CH3+ NaI

Ethyl iodide when added with sodium metal gives n butane as product and sodium iodide as bi product

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When ethyl iodide reacts with sodium in dry ether , it gives butane. This reaction is knownas the Wurtz reaction.
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