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9. Alkenes and Alkynes

POCl3 Dehydration

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Another form of dehydration uses POCl3 to convert alcohol to a good leaving group. 

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General Reaction of Dehydration with POCl3

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Mechanism of Dehydration with POCl3

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Nucleophilic Attack + Deprotonation

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E2 β-Hydrogen Elimination

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