Problem: You have available 2,2-dimethylcyclopentanol (A) and 2-bromo-1,1-dimethylcyclopentane (B) and wish to prepare 3,3-dimethylcyclopentene (C). Which would you choose as the more suitable reactant, A or B, and with what would you treat it? 

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You have available 2,2-dimethylcyclopentanol (A) and 2-bromo-1,1-dimethylcyclopentane (B) and wish to prepare 3,3-dimethylcyclopentene (C). Which would you choose as the more suitable reactant, A or B, and with what would you treat it? 

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