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Dehydrohalogenation of an alkyl halide is a/an



A

Nucleophilic substitution reaction

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B

Elimination reaction

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C

Both nucleophilic substitution and elimination reaction

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D

Rearrangement

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Solution

The correct option is B

Elimination reaction


Dehydrohalogenation of an alkyl halide on presence of alcoholic potash is an

example of elimination reaction.

RCH2CH2Cl + KOHalc Δ

                                                               RCH =CH2+KCl+H2O


Chemistry

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