Problem: What is the major organic product of the following reaction?

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We’re being asked to determine the major organic product of the given reaction.



Recall that alkynides can be formed via deprotonation of terminal alkynes. Alkynides react with 0˚ and 1˚ halides via an SN2 reaction to elongate a carbon chain.



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What is the major organic product of the following reaction?

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