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Write equations to show what happens when ethyne gas reacts with
(i) bromine water
(ii) excess of hydrochloric acid.

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(i) When ethyne gas reacts with bromine water, it first forms 1,2-dibromoethene followed by the formation of 1,1,2,2-tetrabromoethane.



(ii) When ethyne gas reacts with excess of hydrochloric acid, 1,1-dichloroethane is obtained as the final product.

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