Why do I add three moles of sodium amide instead of two moles to convert to an alkyne?

asked by @hafsaha1 • about 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts

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Hi there! This reaction is a double dehydrohalogenation forming an alkyne followed by an alkynide formation. Check out the image I attached. You can also watch Johnny's video about it here: https://www.clutchprep.com/organic-chemistry/double-dehydrohalogenation/?c_id=738#content-item-2423enter image description here

Hope that helps!

answered by @reyn • about 1 year ago