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How will you prepare the Alkyl nitrile from alkyl halide?

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R - CH2 - Cl\(\xrightarrow{Ethanolic\,NaCN}\) R - CH2 - CN + NaCl

Alkyl halide                             Alkyl nitrite

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When an alkyl halide is treated with sodium or potassium nitrite, alkyl nitrite is obtained.

For example:

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