Corey-House synthesis is used for alkanes having __________ number

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Corey-House synthesis is used for alkanes having __________ number of carbon atoms.

A. 6

B. 3

C. 2

D. 4

I have been asked this question in examination.

Query is from Hydrocarbons topic in chapter Hydrocarbons of Chemistry – Class 11

The correct choice is B. 3

To elaborate: Corey-House synthesis is one of the methods of preparation of alkanes and this method can be used to prepare alkanes having an odd number of carbon atoms. As 6, 2, and 4 are even numbers only the compound with three carbon atoms can be prepared.