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    Prepare styrene (C6H5CH=CH2) by dehydrohalogenation of either 1-bromo-2-phenylethane or 1-bromo-1phenylethane using KOH in ethanol.

    A) Which halide would be best as starting material to give the better yield of alkene?

    B) Explain your answer in a.

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    A) 1-bromo-1-phenylethane would be fastest.

    B) If you draw both compounds (which I ...

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