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Alkynes

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Double dehydrohalogenation of an alkyl vicinal dihalide can directly result in:

A A carboxylic acid
B An alkyne
C An alcohol
D An ester
Ans. B

The general structure of a vicinal dihalide:

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The double dehydrohalogenation (two dehydrohalogenations or eliminations) of vicinal dihalide results in an alkyne.

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