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What is the mechanism of the following product?

What is the mechanism of the following reaction?
Na
NH30), -78 °C
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What is the mechanism of the following reaction? Na NH30), -78 °C

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Alkynes are unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain triple bond in their carbon chain. Alkynes are converted into alkene in the presence of sodium and liquid ammonia.

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The given reaction is shown below.

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Na NH3(1)-78 °C 2-butene 2-butyne

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The mechanism of the given reaction occurs in many steps.

In the first step sodium releases an el...

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NH3(I) Na Na

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