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The terminal hydrogen of acetylene functions (pKa 25) can be removed with a stronger base, such as an alkyl lithium reagent, to yield the strongly nucleophilic acetylide ion reagent.

R–C≡C–H
  +  
RLi
         
R–C≡C
  +  
Li+
  +  
R–H
Reactant Page Go To Go To
Acetylene, terminal hydrogen (generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Alkyl lithium (generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Acetylide anion (generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Lithium ion     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Alkane (generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Proton transfer: Brønsted reaction

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