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what reagent should be used to convert 1,2dibromo ethane to ethyne?please do tell the mechanism also

what reagent should be used to convert 1,2dibromo ethane to ethyne?please do tell the mechanism also
 

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Bhavya
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6 years ago
First treat 1,2-dibromo ethane with alc. KOH followed by reaction with NaNH2

1,2-dibromoethane ( CH2Br-CH2Br) + alc. KOH ------> CH2=CHBr
CH2=CHBr + NaNH2----------> ethyne

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