## Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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# Chapter 7 - Structure and Synthesis of Alkenes - Problems - Page 306: Problme 7-13 a

#### Answer

An elimination reaction occurs.

#### Work Step by Step

$NaOH$ is a strong base, so it gives a second order reaction. Since the reactant is a $3^{\circ}$ alkyl halide, it prevents a $S_N2$ reaction, so the $E2$ reaction is the only option.

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