ETHYL CHLORIDE | ALCOHOLIC KOH | ELIMINATION | DEHYDROHALOGENATION

Why elimination occurs instead of nucleophilic substitution when ethyl chloride reacts with alcoholic potassium hydroxide?

Explanation:

Ethyl chloride can undergo both nucleophilic substitution as well as elimination reactions with strong alkali like KOH.

When it undergoes nucleophilic substitution, ethyl alcohol is formed as major product.

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ETHYL CHLORIDE | ALCOHOLIC KOH | ELIMINATION | DEHYDROHALOGENATION

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