20. Synthesis of a Halogenated Alkene from Acetylene and Epoxide

This is a fun little exercise that uses a variety of reactions from the first semester organic chemistry.

The reactions you’re going to see in this synthesis include:

  1. Reactions of alkynide ions
  2. Epoxide opening
  3. Partial reduction of alkynes
  4. Conversion of alcohols into alkyl halides

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