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An alkane $C_7H_{16}$ is produced by the reaction of lithium di (3-pentyl) cuprate with ethyl bromide.The structural formula of the product is

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;\text{3-ethylpentane}&(b)\;\text{2-ethylpentane}\\(c)\;\text{3-methylhexane}&(d)\;\text{2-methylhexane}\end{array}$

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Hence (a) is the correct answer.
answered Mar 20, 2014