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    Which of the following will give 2-methyl-1-butene as the only alkene on treatment with KOC(CH3) in dimethyl sulfoxide?

    a) 2-methylbutane
    b) 1-bromo-2-methylbutane
    c) 2-bromo-2-methylbutane
    d) 2-methyl-1-butanol
    e) 2-methyl-2-butanol

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    This can be explained on the basis that potassium tert-butoxide (KOC-(CH3)3) is a strong base which can easily undergo beta-elimination reaction. Such type ...

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