Problem: Draw the alkyne formed when 2,3-dichloropentane is treated with an excess of strong base such as sodium amide.

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Dihalide + NaNH2 → Double dehydrohalogenation producing an alkyne

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Draw the alkyne formed when 2,3-dichloropentane is treated with an excess of strong base such as sodium amide.

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